Letter from Birmingham Jail

by

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Letter from Birmingham Jail Symbols

Apostle Paul

Of all the biblical references that Martin Luther King, Jr. makes in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the most powerful is his use of the Apostle Paul as a kind of spiritual symbol for his…

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Bodies

In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr. presents the body as the field of battle for civil rights. He first calls attention to the physical act of protest, noting that he and other…

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