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the Worldwide Celebration
Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration will take place
on April 16th, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin
Luther King, Jr. began writing his Letter from Birmingham Jail.
Participants may host public readings from the Letter at
various locations around the globe: libraries, museums, schools,
universities, churches, synagogues, temples, work places, public
parks, bookstores, street corners, coffee shops and anywhere people
want to participate.
People who participate in the readings can read the full text of the
Letter or selections from the Letter,
individually, as a group, or however they want to do this. Groups
participating may range from two people to hundreds of people.
The Birmingham Public Library asks that as many groups as possible
photograph, video, tweet, or blog about their readings. Please use
the hashtag #LetterFromBirminghamJail or email the links to your
photographs and blog entries. We plan to collect all the social
media and present it online.
For more information contact:
Jim Baggett, Head
Department of Archives and Manuscripts
Birmingham Public Library 2100 Park Place,
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-226-3631 (voice), 205-226-3633 (fax)
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