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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Letters from a Birmingham Jail | One World | Teaching Tolerance
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This quote is drawn from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” Written as a response to local clergy’s “call for unity” during the protests of 1963, the letter’s defense of nonviolent resistance and its insistence on justice for all have made it a foundational text of both the civil rights movement and history classrooms.