Letter From A Birmingham Jail
In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, King explains the strategy of nonviolent resistance and captures the essence of his teachings on equality which were not only important at the time, but continue to be important lessons for future generations. This letter is an example of powerful writing that could be used in conjunction with lessons on rhetoric, civil disobedience, and the Civil Rights movement of the mid-1900s.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

Interest Levels: 7 - 10

Reading Levels: 2, 4, 6, 8

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