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Letter from Birmingham Jail

As we mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we'll read and discuss the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (circa April 1963).

It can be accessed from various sources online, including at the following link below:

This meeting is intended to be a small group discussion to allow a robust exchange of views and ideas. The discussion will be focused on a close textual analysis of philosophical insights from this historically-significant document.


Some questions worthy of further exploration or consideration:

- Do any universal themes emerge from the text?

- Who is the intended recipient of the letter and has he pursued the reader or the audience?

- Do you find the moral, philosophical, and religious references to be relevant and persuasive?

- Is this document still relevant in today's society? If so, how?


IMPORTANT: the reading assignment is mandatory, if you wish to attend.