Recite the Letter from Birmingham Jail with Us

Posted on January 14, 2024

Please join us for our annual Community Commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, TOMORROW, Monday, January 15th, at 3:30 p.m. The Springfield Community will join together to read Dr. King’s powerful words aloud. You can participate by reciting a paragraph of the Letter or by coming to listen to the recitation.

What is the letter? On April 16, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which was addressed to Birmingham’s local white clergy, including at least one rabbi, who had been critical of King’s organizing tactics. The Letter, now an important part of American Scripture, passionately expressed King’s visions of a just society and contained the now-ubiquitous verse, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Make a Difference Here! Please bring shelf stable food to stock the shelves at the SHARE Alliance Food Pantry.

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— Rabbi Rubin : )