Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Professor Jonathan Bass talked about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” He… read more

Professor Jonathan Bass talked about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” He wrote in response to a letter from eight white ministers published in a newspaper while the Reverend King was in jailed after a protest march. Professor Bass talked about the background events as well as the story of the “letter” itself. He was interviewed at the replica in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s jail cell.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Program ID:
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Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Nov 26, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2014

Airing Details

  • Nov 26, 2011 | 8:44am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 27, 2011 | 3:47pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2011 | 4:43am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 9:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 9:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2013 | 1:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2013 | 8:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2013 | 7:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2014 | 8:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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