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Letter from Birmingham City Jail

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Creator:Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
Title:Letter from Birmingham City Jail
Date:1963 May

Pamphlet published in May 1963 by the American Friends Service Committee, reprinting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s response to a letter by white ministers objecting to Civil Rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, in the spring of 1963. Dr. King was imprisoned for eight days for his participation in Birmingham demonstrations. Eight white ministers issued a public statement questioning the timing and method of Civil Rights demonstrations. This copy belonged to Roberta Church.

The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Pamphlets | Text
Subjects:Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | African American clergy--Alabama--Birmingham | Clergy--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil disobedience--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Race discrimination--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Protest literature | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Imprisonment--Alabama--Birmingham | Jails--Alabama--Birmingham | African American political activists--Alabama--Birmingham | Political activists--Alabama--Birmingham | Christians--Alabama--Birmingham--Political activity | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249
Collection:Robert R. Church Family Papers
Institution:University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.
Contributors:University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Department
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Robert R. Church Family Papers, MS. 71, University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee

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Persistent Link to Item:https://digital.lib.utk.edu/collections/islandora/object/volvoices%3A8254