MARTIN LUTHER KING'S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

In this course, we will explore Martin Luther King Jr.’s arguments, dissect his masterful use of rhetoric, and help you better understand where you stand on issues of injustice.

Step 1

READ MLK'S LETTER



As a young civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell and wrote his stirring letter defending nonviolent resistance against racism. Sadly, his words still ring powerfully true today. His letter not only helps us to put current struggles in context, but also serves as a basis to start our own conversations about race, equality, and civil rights. There won’t be easy answers. But as our world jolts from one crisis to the next, it’s critical that we take the time to step back, and learn from the moral leaders of the past. Thank you for taking this important first step.


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Step 2

DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE GUIDE



As the world becomes more interconnected, we experience a growing awareness of injustice. This is not only true in the United States but also across the world. By systematically reading and discussing Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” you will explore his arguments, dissect his masterful use of rhetoric, and hopefully come to a better understanding of where you stand on the ideas he shares. Group participation is not required but strongly encouraged. Instructions on how to recruit others to join you are included later in this Guide.


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Step 3

CLAIM YOUR CERTIFICATE

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