Martin Luther King’s Historic Letter from Birmingham Jail is prime example of revolutionary devotion to democracy at a time where government failed to meet basic needs
Lessons from the civil rights movement on an important anniversary (opinion from Alice Rothchild)
By Alice Rothchild
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the protests against Southern segregation in Birmingham and celebrate today’s anniversary of Martin Luther King’s penning of his fiery “Letter from Birmingham jail,” we are challenged by King’s deeds and voice.
Letter from Birmingham Jail released; Birmingham police chief denied Coretta Scott King statement (April 16, 1963) (video)
The Birmingham News
APRIL 16, 1963 — “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which was released on this day in 1963. “There can be no gainsaying the fact that racial injustice engulfs this community. Birmingham is probably most thoroughly.
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