OTD in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. It says that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws & to take direct action rather than waiting potentially forever for justice to come through the courts. Responding to being referred to as an ‘outsider’, King writes, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.

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This landmark missive from one of the greatest activists in history calls for direct, non-violent resistance in the fight against racism, and reflects on the healing power of love. Available online.

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