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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Letter from a Birmingham Jail

I am posting today the content from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” both because I want to honor him by sharing his message, and because I personally learn best by retyping content.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

16 April 1963

My Dear Fellow Clergymen:

While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms.