letter birmingham jail

Read the text of Dr. King’s 
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
 and the 
letter to the editor
 that initiated his response.
 
Dr. King’s letter is quite lengthy, despite the fact he had to write it on scraps of paper while in prison and smuggle it out with his lawyer. 
You might want to print it out to highlight or underline key ideas.
 
As you read, pay close attention to how Dr. King addresses the points made by the Alabama clergymen who had criticized his efforts.
 
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