Birmingham, Alabama, Letter From Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Junior

Martin Luther King, Junior’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

In 1863, Martin Luther King, Junior, along with members of the Southern Christian Conference, were arrested for protesting segregation in the city of Birmingham. When brought to his cell, many African American men and women cheered being in jail in his presence and song songs to cheer themselves up.

Martin Luther King, Junior, wrote the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” which advocated for a more stern resistance to ending segregation.

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