The Relevance Of King’s Letter From A Birmingham Jail

In spring 1963, civil rights leaders campaigned for racial desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other leaders organized militantly peaceful protests, marches, boycotts, and sit-ins to create conflict that would challenge the conscience of America to remedy the inequity and injustice of segregation.

While in Birmingham, King was jailed for holding marches without a permit. While imprisoned, King responded to a published letter from moderate white preachers criticizing the civil rights campaign with his famous Letter From a Birmingham Jail, which is mandatory reading for all lovers of truth and people of conscience…


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