A Wonderful Quote: Let Us All Hope

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a writer extraordinaire. His famous “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” shows not only his passion for his work, but also his amazing writing skill. I don’t know how his fellow clergymen, whom King addressed in this phenomenal letter, could come away from it without feeling ashamed and wiping away tears. I hope you take time to read it. It’s long, and King actually apologizes for that, but in a way that … well, read it and find out. Click here for the entire letter.

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day • January 19, 2015


Darla McDavid

I'm Darla, a writer of stories about family, friends, goodness, and God. I love cats, coffee, gardening, and tall stacks of books. Click here to subscribe to my blog. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram. In my other life, I'm an administrative professional and a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers.

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  1. I was not familiar with “Letter From A Birmingham Jail,” Darla. How could I have missed it? This is outstanding, and I thank you for sharing it.

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    • My pleasure. It’s mind boggling to imagine him all alone in that cold, dirty cell writing with such fiery beauty and excellence, on scraps of paper that were smuggled in until they let him have a notepad.

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