Letter From A Birmingham Jail http://apr.org en Marker to Honor King's Birmingham Jail Letter http://apr.org/post/marker-honor-kings-birmingham-jail-letter <p>Alabama's governor plans to join Birmingham officials to unveil a marker commemorating where Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail."</p><p>King's youngest daughter, Bernice King, is scheduled to speak at the ceremony at noon Tuesday next to the site of the old city jail.</p><p>April 16 marks the 50th anniversary of King writing the letter while jailed for his role in civil rights demonstrations. He wrote the letter after some white Alabama clergy suggested he find ways other than demonstrations to seek racial equality.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:44:39 +0000 The Associated Press 28631 at http://apr.org Marker to Honor King's Birmingham Jail Letter 50 Years Since King’s Letter Recalls Spring Hill as Civil Rights Leader http://apr.org/post/50-years-king-s-letter-recalls-spring-hill-civil-rights-leader <P>2013 marks the 50th anniversary of many key moments in the civil rights movement. It was on April 16th, 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” King wrote the letter after being arrested for violating a court order banning civil rights demonstrations. In his letter, King cited Spring Hill College in Mobile for its leadership in the civil rights movement. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:30:59 +0000 Maggie Martin 28180 at http://apr.org 50 Years Since King’s Letter Recalls Spring Hill as Civil Rights Leader