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Birmingham city jail docket recording Martin Luther King, Jr.'s arrest, April 12, 1963. (From the collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives)
"Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)." Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle Encyclopedia. Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute. Web. 12 March 2013.

Lesson Plan Grades 9-12

"Lesson Plan: King's Letter From Birmingham Jail." Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute. Web. 12 March 2013.



Suggested Books on the
Letter From Birmingham Jail

Bass, S. Jonathan, Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Louisiana State University Press, 2001.

Branch, Taylor, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Garrow, David J., Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. W. Morrow, 1986.

King, Martin Luther, Jr., Why We Can't Wait. Harper and Row, 1964.

Rieder, Jonathan, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation. Bloomsbury Press, 2013 (to be published April 9, 2013).
 



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