Reflections on Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr's Essay "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 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," 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.