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Martin Luther King Nominates Thich Nhat Hanh for Nobel Peace Prize (1967)

Feb 2
9:01 am
By Menil

January 25, 1967

The Nobel Institute


As the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 1964, I now have the pleasure of proposing to you the name of Thich Nhant Hanh for that award in 1967.

I do not personally know of anyone more worth of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam.

This would be a notably auspicious year for you to bestow your Prize on the Venerable Nhat Hanh. . . .


Read the whole letter in the original carbon copy in the King Center Archive, here.