January 2013—Rev. Bryan Massingale, Professor in the department of Theology, will give a lecture on Martin Luther King Jr.'s landmark document, "Letter from the Birmingham City Jail," on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The 50th anniversary of this seminal work occurs April 2013. Dr. King was a renowned advocate for non-violent activism during the Civil Rights Movement, which he led. His work has had historic impact. He inspired nations and changed race relations in the United States.
Rev. Massingale's talk is presented in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, observed annually on the third Monday of January. The event is hosted by Raynor Memorial Libraries and will take place in the Libraries' Beaumier Suites B/C from 4-5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
In conjunction with this lecture Raynor Memorial Libraries has prepared a Resource Guide on the Birmingham Jail Letter.