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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.


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Letter From Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration

Letter From Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration

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The University of Oklahoma Libraries participated in the reading of King's Letter. The video of the event may be found at digital.libraries...

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Video of the event www.sjsu.edu/... by Dr. Martin Luther King Library, Jr. San Jose State University and San Jose Public Library Joint Reading (San Jose, California)

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Google map of participating locations. maps.google.com/...

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

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

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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.

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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/...

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    It was known at the Uncle Remus Library when I lived in West End.

David Chappell, Rothbaum Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, leading a discussion of Dr. King's Letter. PHOTO: Sarah Bunday sarahbunday.blogs...

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

DISCO Birmingham participated in reading King's Letter. twitter.com/...

Birmingham-Southern College participated in the reading of King's Letter. twitter.com/...

The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island participated in the reading of King's Letter. www.facebook.com/...

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The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island participated in the reading of King's Letter. www.facebook.com/...

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

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Cadillac Wexford Public Library (Michigan) participated in the reading of Dr. King's Letter. www.facebook.com/...

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Bossier Parish Community College faculty, staff, and students who read excerpts of Dr. King's Letter. www.facebook.com/...

E. P. Foster Library in Ventura, California participated in reading Dr. King's Letter. www.facebook.com/...

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

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

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

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