Letter From The Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther, Jr. King (1994, Hardcover) For Sale
Letter from the Birmingham Jail[First Edition]-Hardcover-Brand NewPublication Date:December 1994This collector's book is one of a three volume set ofMartin Luther King Jr. Commemorative books published byHarperCollins in 1994. The book is quarter-bound navy-blue-cloth to creme-colored boards with gilt lettering on the spine, in a dust jacket. This is Volume 1 in the set: "Letter from the Birmingham Jail", first edition, ISBN # 0-06-250955-1, 1994, 35 pages. Martin Luther King, Jr. rarely had time to answer his critics. But on April 16, 1963, he was confined to the Birmingham jail, serving a sentence for participating in civil rights demonstrations. "Alone for days in the dull monotony of a narrow jail cell," King pondered a letter that fellow clergymen had published urging him to drop his campaign of nonviolent resistance and to leave the battle for racial equality to the courts. In response, King drafted his most extensive and forceful written statement against social injustice - a remarkable essay that focused the world's attention on Birmingham and spurred the famous March on Washington. Bristling with the energy and resonance of his great speeches, Letter from the Birmingham Jail is both a compelling defense of nonviolent demonstration and a rallying cry for an end to social discrimination that is just as powerful today as it was more than twenty years ago...
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