From Allen Knight Chalmers

King viewed Chalmers, professor of preaching and applied Christianity at Boston University’s School of Theology, as an activist theologian with a “passion for social justice.” As treasurer of the NAACP, Chalmers assures King that the organization “will back you at the national level without any questions.” He also invites King, who was scheduled to speak in Boston on 23 March,…

From Wade H. McKinney

McKinney, a family friend and pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, offers financial support to the bus boycotters and invites King to preach the Youth Day service at his church. On 29 February King thanked McKinney for the financial contribution but declined the invitation because of scheduling conflicts.