1964-10-12: Letter from Thomas Merton to Chris McNair

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Title

1964-10-12: Letter from Thomas Merton to Chris McNair

Subject

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968--Correspondence

Description

Thomas Merton writes his condolences and sends his poem "Picture of a Black Child with a White Doll" to the father of Carol Denise McNair, one of the girls killed in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Merton references, in the letter and his poem, the photographs by Chris McNair of his daughter published in LOOK magazine, March 24, 1964, pages 23-25.

Creator

Thomas Merton

Publisher

See also one published letter from Merton to McNair in The Road to Joy, pp. 332-333.

Date

1964 October 12

Rights

© The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. All rights reserved.

Language

English

Identifier

Thomas Merton Center Collection; Section A (Correspondence); McNair, Chris; 1964/10/12.

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First Lines

First line: 'This is not exactly an easy letter to write. There is so much to say, and there are no words' ...

Citation

Thomas Merton, “1964-10-12: Letter from Thomas Merton to Chris McNair
,” Merton Center Digital Collections, accessed February 15, 2019, https://merton.bellarmine.edu/items/show/17318.

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