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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

As we gear up for the years to come, let's reflect on the legacy of those who paved the way for us. Please take 10 minutes today to read Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and thank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for all he has given us.

What you can do

1. READ the letter (10 minutes)
2. WATCH this film (1 hour) to learn more

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
In one short piece, the mechanisms of and needs for direct action are explained, just and unjust law defined, history of the Civil Rights Movement and its evolution and reactions against it outlined. The complacent church and white moderates are called to action with unignorable moral clarity and urgency. On this day, at this moment in history, when so many of us feel the new call to action and resistance and begin to join with those who have been fighting injustice and oppression for decades there is no better primer for the work ahead.