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Radio Free Mormon: 263: Letter from Birmingham Jail

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to revisit the letter he wrote April 16, 1963 while imprisoned in the city jail of Birmingham, Alabama, as a result of the nonviolent actions Dr. King spearheaded to bring national attention to the injustices of the segregationist South.

Not only is this letter a masterpiece of the human longing for freedom, it also forms a central pillar in my personal growth since the time I read it forty years ago in college. I share that story, as well.


1 thought on “Radio Free Mormon: 263: Letter from Birmingham Jail”

  1. I live an hour away from Birmingham and have never been to any of the black history sites there this makes me want to visit them. thanks for sharing. you have touched me deeply.

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