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Letter from Birmingham Jail

Author Martin Luther King Jr.
Narrator Dion Graham
Runtime 0.85 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Mission Audio
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Release Date March 27, 2013
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April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as “other” and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

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April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as “other” and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

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Timeless!
The challenge given here is still timely for the church and our society.
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Challenging read.
Challenging. Needs to be read more than once.
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Well-reasoned and well-read
Even if it is true that MLK Jr. had a scandalous personal life (depending on who one believes), it is beyond question that, in this letter, he was passionately telling the truth to a generation of pastors who had become blind and hard-hearted toward racial injustices. His rhetoric is powerful and yet peaceful, and many Christians today would do well to learn from what Dr. King has to say in this one hour recording.
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