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In His Own Words | April 16, 1963 | Letter from a Birmingham Jail


Monday January 17, 2022: 3:00pm to 3:30pm




In Letter from a Birmingham Jail, King addresses criticism, point-by-point, that he received from local religious leaders about the tactics that King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Birmingham’s local civil rights movement used, putting pressure on Birmingham merchants during a busy shopping season, in order to move toward desegregation.

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