Home » Letter from Birmingham City Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
Letter from Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr.

Letter from Birmingham City Jail

Martin Luther King Jr.

Published
ISBN :
pamphlet
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Dr. King wrote this famous essay (written in the form of an open letter) on 16 April 1963 while in jail. He was serving a sentence for participating in civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama. He rarely took time to defend himself againstMoreDr. King wrote this famous essay (written in the form of an open letter) on 16 April 1963 while in jail. He was serving a sentence for participating in civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama. He rarely took time to defend himself against his opponents. But eight prominent liberal Alabama clergymen, all white, published an open letter earlier in January that called on King to allow the battle for integration to continue in the local and federal courts, and warned that Kings nonviolent resistance would have the effect of inciting civil disturbances. Dr. King wanted Christian ministers to see the meaning of Christian discipleship was at the heart of the African American struggle for freedom, justice, and equality.