Reflections on Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr's Essay "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

Yesterday the watch words were "I have a dream"; however, I would like to provide for you a link to "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", an inspiring open letter Martin Luther King wrote from, well, a Birmingham, Alabama jail.

This document, along with Abigail Adams letters to John and James Madison's Federalist papers are some of the most essential letters and papers in American history but are usually overshadowed by their showier cousins, like the Declaration of Independence, the "I Have a Dream" speech and the Gettysburg address.

If you haven't the time to read "Letter," here is what I consider one of the most prescient ideas of it.

injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

If we adhered to that, my goodness would things be different. re-posts from old blogs by Bridget Eileen logo Victorian blue and floral background with script and print

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by Bridget Eileen - Writer in Providence, Rhode Island 

The following post was originally posted on one of Bridget Eileen’s old blogs: In the Pines, Neophyte Poetics, Bridget Eileen’s Commonplace Book, Dreaming Bridge Designs or A Vegetarian Notebook. They aren’t all fancy with photos and subheadings and search descriptions, or even that much content, sometimes. They’re here for posterity, because it’s fun to read the archives!