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Vicki Gibson (vickigibson) | 5 comments Please add the following Audible book:

*Title: Letter From Birmingham Jail
* Author(s) name(s): Martin Luther King, Jr., Narrator: Dion Graham
* ASIN: B00CD56GE4
* Publisher: Mission Audio
* Publication date: April 13, 2013
* Format: Audible
* Description:

Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2013

April 16th, the year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama, has had a spring of nonviolent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a nonviolent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr....

It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of nonviolence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but eight black men who saw him as "other" and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere".

*Page count: 51 minutes
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