Telegram to Martin Luther King
Malcolm X (text transcribed from the actual telegram from Malcolm X : A Research Site)

June 30, 1964

Dr. Martin Luther King
St. Augustine, FL

We have been witnessing with great concern the vicious attacks of the white races against our poor defenseless people there in St. Augustine. If the Federal Government will not send troops to your aid, just say the word and we will immediately dispatch some our brothers there to organize self defense units among our people and the Ku Klux Klan will then receive a taste of its own medicine. The day of turning the other cheek to those brute beasts is over.

The Organization of Afro-American Unity
Malcolm X, Chairman
Theresa Hotel
Harlem, NY