Book Discussion on Gospel of Freedom

Jonathan Rieder talked about his book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That… read more

Jonathan Rieder talked about his book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed A Nation, in which he recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The civil rights leader penned the letter after being jailed for his involvement in a protest in Birmingham, Alabama on April 12, 1963 and wrote it in rebuttal to a statement made by eight clergymen who deemed the protest, “untimely.” Mr. Reider spoke about the effect the letter had on the civil rights movement and King’s belief in the urgency of the movement. Jonathan Rieder spoke with Diane McWhorter, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama - The Climatic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, at the Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama. close

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Book Discussion on Gospel of Freedom

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Apr 28, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 5, 2013

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  • Apr 28, 2013 | 1:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 04, 2013 | 2:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Sep 04, 2013 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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