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Podcast 101 - Letter From Birmingham Jail

 
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This is incredibly powerful to me, being from Birmingham.. I appreciate this wonderful community that only wants to empower people with knowledge and positivity. Thank you!
 
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Thank you! A good thing to share with my kid and with other people. I had what people consider a good education at a very good school, but never read this letter when I was in school. Wish I had, and wish others had.
 
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Thank you, Paul.  Anyone looking for a place to travel?  Paul, I invite the Permie community to visit Alabama, come to Birmingham, Montgomery, & Selma.  Powerful experiences await by visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s experiential museum, the radical sculpture park across the street in historic Kelly Ingram Park- staging ground for many demonstrations and to this day used for rallies and demonstrations for peace and justice, and the 16th Street Baptist Church where the 4 Little Girls were murdered.  If you’re a baseball nut, also take advantage of the Negro Southern League Museum.  Read Just Mercy, & visit EJI’s Legacy Museum & Memorial Park In Montgomery.  There is also the Rosa Parks Museum & The home of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Then it’s on to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.  Unfortunately, the struggle, the inequities, & destructive effects of racism continue everywhere.
https://www.bcri.org/
https://www.bcri.org/https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/
  Debra from Birmingham but living in rural, intentional Alabama community, Common Ground circa 1978.  
 
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Paul, thanks for recording and posting this. My favorite professor at the University of Oregon, a man of incredible integrity and compassion, created and performed two one-man shows while I was there. I was fortunate to see both. One was an evening with Leonardo Da Vinci. The other was a reading of Martin Luther King, Jr's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." MLK was a giant among us, and thankfully he offered us his broad shoulders to stand on and continue to reach higher.
 
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This is one of the most powerful, most meticulously composed pieces of writing I know. I use passages from it in my writing course to demonstrate how to use sentence structure to effectively get across your points. It pleases me that I am simultaneously infecting my students' minds with MLK's ideas.
 
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