Letter from Birmingham City Jail

Title

Letter from Birmingham City Jail

Subject

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Segregation
Nonviolence -- Religious aspects
African Americans -- Civil Rights - Alabama -- Birmingham
Civil rights movememnts -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century
Blacks -- United States
Minorities
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations
History

Description

Addressed to Bishop C.C.J. Carpenter and other clergymen in response to criticisms of Martin Luther King and his contemporaries' peaceful protests in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. In this letter Dr. King speaks on the duty people have to recognize and speak out against immoral laws like the one instituted in Birminham at the time being used to suppress civil rights protestors.

Available in the Watkinson Library.

Creator

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Publisher

American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, 1963

Date

1963

Contributor

Donated to the Watkinson by Stephen L. Peterson

Format

Document, physical

Language

English

Files

Letter from Birmingham City Jail-Cover.pdf
Letter from Birmingham City Jail pg 1.pdf

Citation

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” Trinity College Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://tclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/257.