Letter From a Birmingham Jail
Written on April 16, 1963, in response to a statement from eight Alabama clergymen which criticized him and the Birmingham nonviolent campaign for desegregation, dignity and equal rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail is a powerful, prolific writing that is both applicable for justice work and inspiring for social and personal change. In the Letter, Dr. King provides a love-centered, yet truthful and bold, response to disapproval of and opposition to justice. And within its contents are explanations for direct action and for the expediency of true peace, which includes justice, that translate into wisdom for embracing nonviolence today.
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