January 09, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Hedgeman Center at 651-523-2423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
304-305 Anderson Center
In support of the Hamline University mission and value of diversity education and professional development, the Staff Winter Reading Circle will meet once to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963), which will also be the focus of the Annual Hamline University King Commemoration on January 22, 2013.
About the “Letter,” Hamline University law professor Marie Failinger has written: “King’s letter was not only an impassioned and thoughtful response to the Southern clergy who requested that civil rights protestors wait for a better time to improve the condition of segregation in Birmingham. It was also an eloquent and accessible piece of intellectual rhetoric, offering theological and philosophical warrants from Socrates to Reinhold Niebuhr for the civil disobedience chosen by the movement to secure change. From the bits of newspaper and toilet paper that held King’s notes to the final version in King’s collection Why We Can’t Wait, the letter went through several drafts and several hands, and was quoted and re-quoted until it has become one of the great American documents.”
If you are interested in participating in a brown bag lunch discussion of “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), please contact the Hedgeman Center at 651-523-2423 or email@example.com.