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Letter from Birmingham jail Text: Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the famous letter from Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963.

The Letter from Birmingham Jail Text

The Letter from Birmingham Jail Text. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the famous letter from Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. The Letter from Birmingham Jail Text has 7000 words, each one is written from MLK's heart. The famous quote from the text, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" became a lasting rallying cry for the Civil Rights Movement and the pursuit of equality.

Although the eloquent text of the letter addresses the "dark clouds of racial prejudice" and the "deep fog of misunderstanding" it ends on a beautiful, optimistic note using his poetic literary style and text to great effect to conjure up his vision of the future in which he states, "...in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty."

He signs the letter with the text, "Ours for the cause of Peace and Brotherhood, Martin Luther King, Jr."

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