Martin Luther King Jr.
[Text] Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

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I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (Read the full text below.) April 16, 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr.
Ottis Woodard on the Last Hours of MLK’s Life

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Ottis Woodard recounts his memories of the last day Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to the public on April 3, 1968 and describes the assassination that happened on April 4th at the Lorraine Motel. King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech is famous for addressing the possibility of his own … Continue reading