MLK Observance: Recitation of Letter from Birmingham Jail


January 15, 2024    
3:30 pm

Event Type

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

Monday, January 15th, at 3:30 p.m.

Recite the Letter from Birmingham Jail 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.

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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