MLK Commemoration: Recitation of Letter from Birmingham Jail


January 16, 2023    
10:30 am

Event Type

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Commemoration

Monday, January 16th at 10:30 am

The Letter from Birmingham Jail
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.”

Recite the Letter with Us
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.

Make a Difference Here
Please bring winter clothing to donate and join us as we prepare winter care packages for those in need.

To come in person, register at: