BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., EIGHT WHITE RELIGIOUS LEADERS, AND THE "LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL" by S. Jonathan Bass

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Highly recommended back story on one of the most famous and inspiring writings on Christian ethics.
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is arguably the most important written document of the civil rights protest era and a widely read modern literary classic. Personally addressed to eight white Birmingham clergymen who sought to avoid violence by publicly discouraging King's civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, the nationally published "Letter" captured the essence of the struggle for racial equality and provided a blistering critique of the gradualist approach to racial justice. It soon became part of American folklore, and the image of King penning his epistle from a prison cell remains among the most moving of the era. Yet as S. Jonathan Bass explains in the first comprehensive history of King's "Letter," this image and the piece's literary appeal conceal a much more complex tale.

Book Specifications
Release date: 2001-12-01
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: LSU Press
Publication date: 2001-12-01
Label: LSU Press
Pages: 344
ASIN: 0807128007
ISBN: 0807128007
Height: 900
Length: 600
Weight: 103
Width: 75
Product Group: Book