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“I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Dr. King. He was able to galvanize a country and inspire a movement that tapped into the conscience of the entire nation: black, white, Jew, Gentile, Protestant, Catholic, North, South.”
—President Barack Obama
On the 50th Anniversary of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
April 16th marks the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” a passionate response by Dr. King to eight white clergymen who argued that racial segregation should be fought in the courts and not by protest in the streets. The letter is Dr. King’s answer to claims that he was an outside agitator when he was, in reality, a peaceful protester, saying, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (More information... )