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Martin Luther King’s Good Friday 60 Years Ago

Courtesy photoFred Shuttlesworth (left), Ralph David Abernathy (center), and Martin Luther King Jr. (right) march on Good Friday on April 12, 1963, in Birmingham. The men were later arrested, prompting King to write his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

COMMENTARY: 1963’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail,’ for all its legal and political significance, remains a profoundly religious text, a jailed pastor writing to fellow pastors.