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Martin Luther King Letter From Birmingham Jail

The 50th Anniversary of a Letter's Living Legacy

Eric Motley | Posted 06.16.2013 | Black Voices
Eric Motley

In his cell, fifty years ago this week, Dr. King wrote what became known as the manifesto of the civil rights movement, the "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in which he set forth his views on justice and nonviolence and challenged the consciences not just of his addressees but of the world

Still Learning From the Birmingham Jail

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

This month presents an opportune moment to reflect upon what guidance Dr. King's poignant words can offer our society in addressing what some have called "the new civil rights movement": the same-sex marriage movement.