'Letter from a Birmingham Jail'

Martin Luther King, Jr. 16 April 1963

(from the archives of the African Studies Center University of Pennsylvania)   My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and […]

Honouring Dr. King’s ‘I have a dream’

Monica Villamizar in Americas al Jazeera Blogs 8/29/2010

It was all there in plain sight. Martin Luther King Jr’s vision for the future gone wrong. The two rallies – one commemorating the civil rights leader’s speech in 1963, the other promising to “restore honor” and pick-up the mantle of equal rights – ran into each […]