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I. Artifact Name

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

II. Image

external image Letter_from_a_Birmingham_Jail_fs.jpg

III. Event Represented by the Artifact/Significance

After being arrested in Birmingham for marching on April 12, 1963, Dr. King read a newspaper column written by 8 local

clergy charging African Americans with "impatience." His letter was a response to those clergy.

IV. Date and Place

16 April 1963
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."

V. Multimedia Found on the Internet

VI. Original Multimedia


VII. Map

VIII. Curators

Jackie Burris
Sonita Warren-Dixon
Stephanie Keever
Howard Shepherd


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