The Office of Civic Engagement and the Africana Studies Program invite you to participate in a Marathon Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
After his arrest on April 12, 1963, for breaking Alabama’s mass demonstrations laws, Dr. King wrote this letter in response to several white clergymen who urged him to cease his protest of segregation and discrimination in Birmingham.
As a part of our Martin Luther King Day of Service, please join us on Monday, January 15th at 9 a.m. in the Rutgers–Camden Multi-Purpose Room in a reading of this iconic letter. Readers will assemble at 9:00 a.m., and the reading runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
To read the letter with numbered passages, visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LQcC-F_ILDjqKi4d9E6-MeSDdcN4jWH-P8ubkTB76BQ/edit
To sign up for a passage (using your name and email address), visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HkBEY1LVPysEUu57kLPm6mP8rR4e4VvUx0UMJbXdFZg/edit#gid=0