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Radio Free Mormon: 263: Letter from Birmingham Jail

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to revisit the letter he wrote April 16, 1963 while imprisoned in the city jail of Birmingham, Alabama, as a result of the nonviolent actions Dr. King spearheaded to bring national attention to the injustices of the segregationist South.

Not only is this letter a masterpiece of the human longing for freedom, it also forms a central pillar in my personal growth since the time I read it forty years ago in college. I share that story, as well.


2 thoughts on “Radio Free Mormon: 263: Letter from Birmingham Jail”

  1. As I was listening to this episode, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” there were several times that I was touched by “the spirit” and it brought tears to my eyes. This is such a wonderful way to commemorate MLK. I wish everyone would read this letter. I had heard bits of it before and recognized some of the phrases as famous quotes by MLK, but I had never read the entire letter before. Thank you for making this important episode!

  2. I have never read this letter fully. This brought tears to my eyes and gave me even more appreciation for Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you RFM!

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