Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Yesterday the watch words were "I have a dream"; however, I would like to provide for you a link to "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", an inspiring open letter Martin Luther King wrote from, well, a Birmingham, Alabama jail.


This document, along with Abigail Adams letters to John (see this post) and James Madison's Federalist papers are some of the most essential letters and papers in American history but are usually overshadowed by their showier cousins, like the Declaration of Independence, the "I Have a Dream" speech and the Gettysburg address.

If you haven't the time to read "Letter" - or if your Eng 101 teacher (turned guy you once dated, turned ex-patriot in Ireland via Hungary) didn't assign you to read it, here is what I consider one of the most prescient ideas of it.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

If we adhered to that, my goodness would things be different.

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