Martin Luther King being arrested

Martin Luther King being arrested

On this date in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama.

While incarcerated there, he wrote, smuggled out of jail, and had printed his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” a moving justification for the moral necessity of non-violent resistance to unjust laws.

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/dr-king-pens-birmingham-letter

Read the entire letter here.