Letter from the Birmingham Jail Scavenger Hunt

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” is a moving testament to the passion and wisdom of the great civil rights leader. Since he penned it on the margins of old newspapers from a jail cell in 1963, this twenty-one page missive has come to be known by many as the most important document of the civil rights era. Since so many of the groundbreaking moments in the movement have hinged on speeches and demonstrations, this written account tangibly illustrates the mood, words, and feelings which defined a pivotal moment in American history.

On January 2-18, all of the Birmingham Public Libraries will be posting a Scavenger Hunt which will enlighten as well as commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous letter from the Birmingham Jail. Young and old are invited to participate and get a glimpse of an American hero’s life. Participants will receive a small prize and be entered into a drawing for some books about this hero. Please join us!

Mollie Harrison
Springville Road Library