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U. S. Representative Terri Sewell Reads an Excerpt from MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" on the House Floor (4/16/13)

 



Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC discusses Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" and highlights BPL's sponsorship of the worldwide event (4/14/13)

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Letter From Birmingham Jail San Jose State University Academic Technology Network video of the event (4/16/13)
Letter from a Birmingham Jail Newseum Podcast (5/20/13) [Frank Bond and Sonya Gavankar discuss the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Bond and Gavankar share selections of the letter, read by high school students, along with their reactions. (00:10:12)]
Word from the Library - Essay winners named [video http://livestre.am/ViA] The Elk Valley Times (4/24/13)
Anniversary, significance of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" observed on House floor PDA Community (4/21/13)
Clayton Hardiman reflects on importance of letter from Birmingham jail MLive.com (4/21/13)
Tant: Poignant anniversary for King letter Athens Banner-Herald (4/20/13)
Clayton Hardiman: MLK's ideas almost criminally under appreciated MLive.com (4/19/13)
50th Anniversary of Letter from the Birmingham Jail FPS School News [https://webapps.fayar.net/fps/FPSVideos.jsp?file=MLKBirminghamLetter.mp4] (4/18/13)
Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Ambassador's Blog (4/18/13)
In King's words tribtoday.com (4/17/13)
King's Birmingham Letter Resonates 50 Years Later Business Journal (4/17/13)
History Museum of Mobile assembles community leaders to read Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail al.com (4/17/13)
MSU Americorps VISTAs present "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Mississippi University (4/17/13)
Anniversary marked of MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail Vindy.com (4/17/13)
UI celebrates anniversary of MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" The Daily Iowan (4/17/13)
Giving Life to MLK's Words: National Effort Led by Alabama Library Santa Maria Times (4/17/13)
Newswire: Letter from Birmingham Jail: a worldwide celebration - Birmingham library encourages all to read King's letter Greene County Democrat  (4/17/13)
Demonstration Celebrates MLK The Middlebury Campus (4/17/13)
Today the world reads from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" The Seattle Times (4/16/13)
Library marks 50th anniversary of King's famed letter from jail Tuscaloosa News (4/16/13)
ALA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" American Libraries Magazine (4/16/13)
Vel heppnaður viðburður í minningu Martin Luther King, Jr. Borgarskjalasafn Reykjavíkur (4/16/13)
50th Anniversary of MLK's "Letter From Birmingham Jail" WHNT News (4/16/13)
King's Letter from Birmingham Jail Commemorated WKBN 27 (4/16/13)
Birmingham church holds public reading of MLK's jail letter Tuesday WVTM NBC News (4/16/13)
50th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail - SJ Public Library Celebration San Jose State University, College of Applied Sciences & Arts (SJSU) Blog (4/16/13)
Clinton Library Celebrates 50 Years Since Dr. King's "Birmingham Jail" Letter UALR Public Radio (4/16/13)
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" read by local residents at Hackley Public Library to commemorate civil rights struggle (video) http://www.mlive.com (4/16/13)
Word From the Library The Elk Valley Times (4/16/13)
MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail, 50 Years Later Walden Media (4/16/13)
MLK Letter Reading at Gadsden State/ Gadsden [video] WEAC TV 24 (4/16/13)
Celebrate "Letter From Birmingham Jail" Teaching Tolerance (4/16/13)
TODAY: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Middbeat.org (4/16/13)
Dillard University Library to Participate in the Worldwide Event Celebrating National Library Week: Letter From Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dillard University Library Blog (4/16/13)
Alabama marks site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 jail letter Reuters (4/16/13)
Birmingham celebrates 50 years since Letter from Birmingham Jail al.com (4/16/13)
Video: MLK'S Letters From Jail WCBI (4/16/13)
Martin Luther King heiðraður MBL.IS (4/16/13)
Birmingham Mayor to read part of King letter ABC 33/40 (4/15/13)
Historic Birmingham Letter to be read, discussed for 50th anniversary The Oklahoma Daily (4/15/13)
BPCC to hold "Letter from Birmingham Jail" reading Fox 33 KMSSTV (4/15/13)
Friends of the ACC Library Sponsor Community Reading of MLK's Letter Athens Patch (4/15/13)
King's Birmingham jail letter to be recited at Modesto Junior College The Modesto Bee (4/15/13)
King's 'Jail' letter to be read locally, worldwide The Gadsden Times (4/14/13)
Readings mark 50th anniversary of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" The Buffalo News (4/14/13)
Birmingham-Southern College stages reading of "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" Birmingham-Southern College (4/12/13)
"Letter from Birmingham Jail" read-in April 16 at library Adirondack Daily Enterprise (4/11/13)
Library, Clinton House Museum to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with public readings on April 16 Fayetteville Flyer (4/10/2013)
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"  thisisrealmedia.com (4/10/13)
UI to commemorate 50th anniversary of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Iowa Now (4/10/13)
Professor discusses "Letter from Birmingham Jail," what it says about Martin Luther King Jr. al.com (4/9/13)
Letter From Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration San Jose Public Library (4/9/13)
Troy University to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with public reading on April 16 in Montgomery, Dothan al.com (4/9/13)
Group Reading of Martin Luther King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail" Tucson Weekly (4/9/13)
Troy to host "Letter from Birmingham Jail" readings in Montgomery, Dothan on April 16 WFSA 12 News (4/9/13)
Letter From Birmingham Jail at Ventura County Library System (CA) The Fillmore Gazette (4/9/2013)
Canisius to Commemorate MLK Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail Canisius (4/3/13)
Join the Celebration: Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail Clayton State Library Blog (4/4/13)
Birmingham in the Spotlight: Seeing Ourselves Through the Eyes of Others B-Metro (4/01/13)
Letter From Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration Public Libraries Online (3/13/13)
Library Encourages Global Reading of "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Fox 6 News (3/12/13)
Library Encourages Global Reading of "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" WSFA.com (3/12/13)


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 as much of the social media as possible 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)
jbaggett@bham.lib.al.us
 



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