Volume 3: Birth of a New Age,
To Viva O. Sloan
1 October 1956
Miss Viva O. Sloan
Dear Miss Sloan:
Thanks for your very kind letter of September 17, making inquiry concerning the way the Negro will vote in the coming election. I am of the impression that the Negro voter will go largely for the Democratic Party. I haven't fully decided which candidate I will vote for. In the past I have always voted the Democratic ticket. At this point I am still in a state of indecision. Stevenson seems to be more forthright on the race question than Eisenhower, but the Democratic Party is so inexplicably bound to the South that it does leave doubt in the minds of those interested in civil rights. Let us all hope that the candidate most concerned with the welfare for all people of America will win the election.
P.S. There has been nothing published from this office taken from letters received from sympathizers in our cause.
TLc. MLKP-MBU: Box 65.
The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.