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Letter from the Birmingham Jail
Letter from the Birmingham Jail | Jr. Martin Luther King
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Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.
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LiterRohde
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“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

#AyUpAugust | 9: #IPredictARiot

📷: Made with Typorama

squirrelbrain I have this essay as part of the Penguin Moderns series of books - very powerful! 4mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻‼️ 4mo
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irre
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#Readharder
A book written in prison

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Lea
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I‘m sad to say this is the first time I‘ve read this in its entirety. The reading by Graham is amazing and adds to the experience. This is beautifully written.
#readharderchallenge - written in prison
#diversereads

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Inspiring words from an inspiring man. I read both his speech and his letter from Birmingham city jail this evening in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. today. This picture is a sketch my cousin did in his honor.

Tanisha_A Beautiful sketch! 11mo
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LaraReads
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No school today. So we color, and we listen. We listen to what Dr King has taught us. We learn how far we‘ve come, and yet how far we still have to go!

“So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?”

Hard to find the most meaningful words. All so eloquent and true.

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BarbaraJean
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Came across this image on FB this morning, via Unfundamentalist. So powerful!

LaraReads Yes! This is exactly what I was thinking of when listening!... For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied." 11mo
Slajaunie The original purpose of the kneeling during the anthem was to show greater respect such as kneeling during prayers. 11mo
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Kathrin
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squirrelbrain
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I was given a set of the Penguin Moderns for Christmas so I‘m planning on reading one a week this year. I loved this first one, I found it quite inspirational. It fits nicely into my first prompt for #readingusa2019 - Alabama and also could fit 4 or 5 different prompts for @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ‘s #nonfiction2019.

As for the Martin Amis (part of the Penguin 60s set that I‘m also reading this year), well I *hated* that one! 😂

TrishB You win some..... 11mo
Librarybelle Great choice for Alabama! 11mo
Caroline2 Oh that‘s a good plan! I might copy you on that! 😆 11mo
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AnneCecilie
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Ready for book 8 #24in48

UwannaPublishme Book 8? Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
AnneCecilie @UwannaPublishme thanks, but I've read some really thin books and comics 1y
UwannaPublishme They still count! 😊🙌🏻 1y
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AnneCecilie
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Book nr 4

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DMC_run8
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Day 16 Black history. I realize black history predates the Civil Rights Movement by several millennia. This was my first introduction to the struggles that people of color face in America. The discussion we had in class after reading it led me to understand that those same struggles exist in the present. I have since sought out non-fiction books by POCs to continue educating myself about these issues. I read this every year on MLK day. #riotgrams

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Andrew65
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This has to be my favourite speech, never tire of listening to it and the messages within it. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela are the two greatest inspirations of the 20th Century along with Gandhi! #activist #readingresolutions

https://youtu.be/I47Y6VHc3Ms

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cocomass
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I love that hoopla has this fabulous dramatized reading of MLK‘s Letter from Birmingham Jail available. I‘ve read it many times, and this year I listened to it while prepping my annual soul food dinner.

#MLKDay

BellaBookNook I love Hoopla!! It has a great collection. 2y
cocomass @BellaBookNook me too! I see some people here post that their library has a lot of limits on hoopla, but luckily I‘ve never encountered any! 2y
UrsulaMonarch Great to know this is on #hoopla! I don't normally max out my 20 holds but this month I did 😑 2y
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ThatLibrarianLady
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That was like going to church. If you haven‘t read this today, do it. So much of it is still so relevant, it‘s staggering. #MLKDay 

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Hornsby78
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And it's a three day weekend for me. Sleeping late, staying in my PJs all day long, and avoiding the flu germs in public are my plans for this weekend.

RealLifeReading Sounds perfect! 2y
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Suelizbeth
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Follow @Ambrosnazzy for details about #litsypartyofone

mariaku21 Woo-hoo another #litsypartyofone is coming up! 2y
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Krisjericho
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Two of my #recentnonfictionreads. They are both hugely powerful and very short, so take the time to read them today. It is well worth it. #recentnonfictionread #marchintoreading

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Krisjericho
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THIS.

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Krisjericho
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Seems apt today.

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LindsayReads
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I wish I hadn't waited so long to read this. It is a brilliant call for justice every bit as relevant today as it was in 1963. It's available on Hoopla, clocking in at a mere 51 minutes. Dion Graham's cadence is perfect for Dr. King's intonation. 🕊✊

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LindsayReads
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Helping my mind, body, and spirit.

Joybishoptx I do believe this is on of the most perfect things ever written. 3y
LindsayReads @Joybishoptx It is amazing. 3y
britt_brooke 🙌🏻👏🏻💪🏻 3y
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LitsyFeministBookClub
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Dr. King called on us to serve others in our communities and fight for justice. It's a call that echoes today as much as it always has.

Many are honoring his legacy today by gathering in a Day of Service. To learn more about how you can serve your community, find more info here:

https://www.serve.gov/site-page/mlkday

#InspiredbyMLK #Resist

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BarbaraJean
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Was not Jesus an extremist for love: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” …So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?
#readjanuary #inspiredbyMLK

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BookishFeminist
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Thank you for your lessons and sacrifices, Dr. King. May we continue to learn from you and work for progress in your honor. 🌹✊🏾

This is one of a powerful set of images I found on Twitter that overlays MLK quotes with pictures from #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations. This photo was taken this year in Baton Rouge.

Kitta Such a powerful photo 3y
Nebklvr So brave. Can't imagine. And she looks serene 3y
mrsmarch Love the way her visual vertical line contrasts with the visual diagonals of the armed officers -- it creates an illusion of them being pushed backwards by her serenity & strength. #artispower 🎨 3y
Merethebookgal @mrsmarch It really does! Such a powerful image. 3y
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LitsyFeministBookClub
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Today we honor the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. May his words and his actions always provide us with the strength, courage, motivation and heart to stand for what is right.

January 15, 1929- April 4, 1968

Reviewsbylola ❤❤❤ 3y
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maximoffs
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What a call to action on a day like today. Happy Birthday MLK 💕

Robothugs John Lewis' speech right now is amazing. He isn't following the speech he prepared. 3y
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