Paul Press Meets Dr. King

In 1961 my father was asked by the leader of Congregation Mishkan Israel to make a pickup at the New Haven train station. The arriving passenger, scheduled to address our reform congregation from the synagogue’s pulpit that evening, was a man whom our rabbi Robert E. Goldberg had met as a fellow inmate in a Georgia jailhouse. The passenger’s name—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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