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The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From The Birmingham City Jail”

Join Walter Isaacson in conversation with US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Yale Law professor Stephen L. Carter, American Civil Rights leader Julian Bond, and Dean of the Washington National Cathedral Rev. Gary Hall. The panel will discuss the historical, cultural, theological, literary and political significance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” and reflect on how far we have come as a nation and how much remains to be done.

For nearly 50 years, Martin Luther King’s “Letter from The Birmingham City Jail” has remained a seminal text in the Aspen Seminar’s exploration of enlightened leadership and timeless values. The Letter places us explicitly in the great conversation about what it means to be a good human being and a good citizen. 

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Event information
Date
Mon Feb 24, 2014
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC, United States