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MLK Day: Historic prison plans readings of King's 1963 letter from jail
MLK Day: Historic prison plans readings of King's 1963 letter from jail

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it's fitting that a former prison will present readings of historic words the civil rights leader wrote from a jail cell. The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia has scheduled daily readings this weekend of "Letter From Birmingham Jail," a statement says. King wrote the open letter in 1963 when he was jailed for demonstrating without a permit in Birmingham, Ala. It reads, in part: "I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality...

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