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Letter From Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration

In celebration and honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" locations worldwide read his letter.

Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes, Vermont) participated in the reading of King's Letter. Pictured are the three readers: Steve Lowe, Dianne Lawson, Claire Lawson.

The Newaygo County People for Peace reading King's Letter in Michigan at the Fremont Area District Library.

Los Angeles City College reading Dr. King's Letter.

Los Angeles City College participated in the reading of Dr. King's Letter. See the entire program online.

Red Creek High School (N.Y.) students thought that posing near the Compass Rose suggests the powerful way King's ideas in the letter influenced people around the world...his legacy continues to inspire people and nations from all four directions.

Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor, City of Fayetteville, Lioneld Jordan.

Sargeant Tim Franklin of the Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Department took part in reading Dr. King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Photo by Tom Clark.

Lioneld Jordan, Mayor of the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas and several city officials took part in reading Dr. King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Photo by Tom Clark.

West End Branch Library (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System) participated in the reading of Dr. King's Letter. Storyteller, Akbar Imhotep shared stories all with messages about justice. "Akbar was able to translate the message of Dr. King’s letter so that all the children left with the message 'we can’t wait [for justice]!'” www.fotwel.org/...

Bobby Ramsay and friends in Ottawa, Canada got together and read Dr. King's Letter. ow.ly/i/1UmXq

Saint Peter's University (New Jersey) participated in reading King's Letter.

FHS senior Tyler Dunn served as one of the readers during Fayetteville Public Library's (Arkansas) reading of Dr. King's Letter.

Tuscaloosa Public Library's reading of King's Letter.

First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama read Dr. King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail."