Letters to a Birmingham Jail

Collects essays that use Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as their focus and encourage diversity in the pursuit of Christ.

Author: Bryan Loritts

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802411969

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Collects essays that use Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as their focus and encourage diversity in the pursuit of Christ.

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr [RL 11 IL 9-12] These appeals for civil rights awoke a nation to the need for reform. Themes: injustice; taking a stand. 58 pages. Tale Blazers.

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781563127847

Category: Political Science

Page: 59

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Martin Luther King Jr [RL 11 IL 9-12] These appeals for civil rights awoke a nation to the need for reform. Themes: injustice; taking a stand. 58 pages. Tale Blazers.

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

A passivity that must be addressed. That’s the aim of Letters to a Birmingham Jail. A collection of essays written by men of various ethnicities and ages, this book encourages us to pursue Christ exalting diversity.

Author: Bryan Loritts

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802491146

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Much has transpired in the half-century since, and progress has been made in the issues that were close to Dr. King’s heart. Thankfully, the burning crosses, biting police dogs, and angry mobs of that day are long gone. But in their place, passivity has emerged. A passivity that must be addressed. That’s the aim of Letters to a Birmingham Jail. A collection of essays written by men of various ethnicities and ages, this book encourages us to pursue Christ exalting diversity. Each contribution recognizes that only the cross and empty tomb of Christ can bring true unity, and each notes that the gospel demands justice in all its forms. This was a truth that Dr. King fought and gave his life for, and this is a truth that these modern day "drum majors for justice" continue to beat.



Letter from the Birmingham Jail

In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. explains why blacks can no longer be victims of inequality.

Author: Jr. Martin Luther King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548521943

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In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. explains why blacks can no longer be victims of inequality.

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Bristling with the energy and resonance of his great speeches, Letter from the Birmingham Jail is both a compelling defense of nonviolent demonstration and a rallying cry for an end to social discrimination that is just as powerful today as ...

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780062509550

Category: African Americans

Page: 35

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Martin Luther King, Jr. rarely had time to answer his critics. But on April 16, 1963, he was confined to the Birmingham jail, serving a sentence for participating in civil rights demonstrations. "Alone for days in the dull monotony of a narrow jail cell", King pondered a letter that fellow clergymen had published urging him to drop his campaign of nonviolent resistance and to leave the battle for racial equality to the courts. In response, King drafted his most extensive and forceful written statement against social injustice - a remarkable essay that focused the world's attention on Birmingham and spurred the famous March on Washington. Bristling with the energy and resonance of his great speeches, Letter from the Birmingham Jail is both a compelling defense of nonviolent demonstration and a rallying cry for an end to social discrimination that is just as powerful today as it was more than twenty years ago.


Gospel of Freedom

Gospel of Freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle ...

Author: Jonathan Rieder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162040060X

Category: History

Page: 224

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"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely." King drafted a furious rebuttal that emerged as the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"-a work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of "Freedom Now" would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares. Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King's surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963. Gospel of Freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice.



Letter from Birmingham City Jail

Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. King's Letter was written while the civil rights leader was serving a sentence for spearheading the mass protest demonstrations of 1963 in Birmingham.

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781614278016

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Page: 18

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2015 Reprint of 1963 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. King's Letter was written while the civil rights leader was serving a sentence for spearheading the mass protest demonstrations of 1963 in Birmingham. In it, King responds to a group of white Alabama religious leaders who publicly urged him to limit his activities to local and federal courts. King's letter, which laid out his counterargument, was one of the definitive writings of the civil war era: It codified the methods of direct-action civil disobedience and offered a vigorous defense of its theological and moral foundations.

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.

Author: Jr. Martin Luther King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535599818

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Page: 26

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Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Yet as S. Jonathan Bass explains in the first comprehensive history of King's "Letter," this image and the piece's literary appeal conceal a much more complex tale.

Author: S. Jonathan Bass

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807128008

Category: History

Page: 344

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is arguably the most important written document of the civil rights protest era and a widely read modern literary classic. Personally addressed to eight white Birmingham clergymen who sought to avoid violence by publicly discouraging King's civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, the nationally published "Letter" captured the essence of the struggle for racial equality and provided a blistering critique of the gradualist approach to racial justice. It soon became part of American folklore, and the image of King penning his epistle from a prison cell remains among the most moving of the era. Yet as S. Jonathan Bass explains in the first comprehensive history of King's "Letter," this image and the piece's literary appeal conceal a much more complex tale.

Letter from Birmingham Jail

King wrote a letter while in jail in 1963 to his fellow black clergymen in which he with great eloquence he spelled out his philosophy of nonviolence.

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

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Category: African Americans

Page: 7

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King wrote a letter while in jail in 1963 to his fellow black clergymen in which he with great eloquence he spelled out his philosophy of nonviolence.




Mlk s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

The Letter from Birmingham Jail, also known as the Letter from Birmingham City Jail and The Negro Is Your Brother, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent ...

Author: Simon Starr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542853095

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Page: 100

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The Letter from Birmingham Jail, also known as the Letter from Birmingham City Jail and The Negro Is Your Brother, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. It says that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws and to take direct action rather than waiting potentially forever for justice to come through the courts. Responding to being referred to as an "outsider," King writes, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere".