This Research Guide was developed to accompany the speech at Marquette University given by Fr. Bryan Massingale on January 22, 2013, entitled "King's Birmingham City Jail Letter 50 Years Later." The speech was part of the Freedom Project at Marquette commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Background on the writing of the letter from The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford.
The complete text from The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford.
An excerpted text from TeachingAmericanHistory.org.
The letter from white clergy to which King responded.