MLK jail 2The Office of Civic Engagement and Africana Studies invite you to participate in a Marathon Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”  After King was arrested on April 12, 1963, for breaking Alabama’s mass demonstrations laws, he wrote this letter in response to several white clergymen who urged him to cease his protest of segregation and discrimination in Birmingham.  As a part of our Martin Luther King Day of Service, please join us on Monday, Jan. 15 in a reading of this iconic letter.  Readers will assemble at 9:00, and the reading runs from 9:30am to 12pm in Rutgers-Camden’s MPR.  Readers of all ages and abilities are welcome. 

To read the letter with numbered passages, click HERE!

To sign up for a passage (using your name and email address), click HERE!