On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and His “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

On April 12, 1963, eight Alabama clergymen published an open letter, “A Call for Unity,” in a Birmingham newspaper in response to civil rights protests taking place in the area at the time. In the letter, they took issue with events “directed and led in part by outsiders,” and they urged activists to use the … Continue reading On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and His “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”