Write Your Own Letter
Today the city of Birmingham, Alabama, is inclusive and sensitive to its diverse citizens. However, more than 50 years ago this same city, because of its segregation, racial hatred, and violence, was called “Bombingham.” What brought about the remarkable changes? Ordinary people who were willing to stand up, speak out, and sacrifice for a moral cause they believed in.
The Power of a Letter
A noted example of this stand-up and speak-out mind-set is Martin Luther King, Jr. His famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail” made an elegant, systematic statement against segregation and racial injustice. Why did King write the letter? …