Letter from Birmingham Jail

This historic letter from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. discusses nonviolent protest, segragation, oppression, racial justice, the white moderate, and activism.


recording of the letter, the transcript, historical context, discussion questions, and resources to learn more

Best For

anyone against systemic racism



Suggested Uses

  • Get inspired to do racial justice work by listening to this speech with your congregation.
  • Support current racial justice efforts by learning about the Civil Rights Movement.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate is the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She manages educational resources and works to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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