Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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It’s never a bad idea to reread Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” but today, of course, is a particularly appropriate time to do so.

I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the “do nothingism” of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist. For there is the more excellent way of love and nonviolent protest.

The full letter is available here.

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