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 Letter from Birmingham jail : Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from Birmingham jail and the struggle that changed a nation
 Author: King, Martin Luther

 Publisher:  Findaway World, LLC (2013)

 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 1 sound media player, digital, HD audio, 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.

 BTSB No: P02289 ISBN: 9781467659444
 Ages: 13-18 Grades: 8-12

 Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century
 African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham
 Civil disobedience -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century
 Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations

Price: $37.99

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 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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