Letter from Birmingham Jail
Happy MLK Day! In honor of the famed civil rights icon who is often whitewashed, often sanitized, often vilified; we have a special treat for you. On April 16, 1963, Dr. King wrote a lengthy letter to a coalition of white clergymen from a narrow jail cell in Birmingham, after being arrested by the police for nonviolent direct action. What he wrote eventually became one of the greatest pieces of writing every penned in English.
For today’s episode, our Host Tyler Burns reads the entire speech for you. If you’ve never heard it read audibly, here is your chance! Gather your family around, put this episode on during your daily commute or workout, and hear the powerful words/arguments of Dr. King.
Also! By request of one of our listeners, we will be doing a review of the polarizing Pixar film “Soul”. But…we need your help. We want to have a conversation with YOU. If you’re Black and you have strong feelings (positive or negative), questions, or comments about Soul, we want to hear from you! We want you to send us an audio recording of your thoughts. Here are the details:
- Share your first name
- Share where you’re listening from (as much as you feel comfortable)
- Share your opinion!
- Keep it at 30-45 seconds
- Email it to Tyler@thewitnessbcc.com with the subject line “PTM Soul Review”