Dr. Kings Birmingham Jail Letter Honored 50 Years Later

Dr. King's Birmingham Jail Letter Honored 50 Years Later

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MOBILE, Alabama -

It has been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King famously wrote his letter from the Birmingham Jail.

To mark the anniversary a number of groups held reading ceremonies of the letter.

Dozens were at the History Museum of Mobile for a reading. People from different social backgrounds took part in reading the letter.

"It is a message of respect and dignity and of hope and we think it is just as important today as it was fifty years ago when it was first penned," said Scotty Kirkland Curator of History at the museum.

Students from the University of Mobile also held a reading Wednesday at the college library steps.

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