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King’s indignant message in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

April 16, 2018 By Jonathan Rieder

Jonathan Rieder from Barnard College looks at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and how its values reflected the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence without mentioning those documents directly.

King may have dreamed, but he took nothing for granted

August 28, 2013 By Jonathan Rieder

Jonathan Rieder compares the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech with another important testament of his beliefs, the "Letter From Birmingham Jail."

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