Alabama Public Television Documentaries

Preachers' Pulpits and the Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Clip | 9m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is known around the world as an iconic piece that captured the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined critical reasons for activism. But why did King decide that this letter was necessary? Who was he writing to, and how has Martin Luther King Jr’s letter continued to impact Birmingham’s faith communities?

Aired: 08/22/22

Rating: NR

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