Loyola University Maryland

Martin Luther King Panel Discussion

Arrested on Good Friday, April 12th, 1963, (the same year that James Baldwin published The Fire Next Time), Martin Luther King, Jr. was placed in solitary confinement for violating a court order against protesting, King wrote in the margins of a newspaper with a borrowed pencil what has become a classic text, translated into more than 40 languages. In this event three panelists, all engaged in civil rights projects in Baltimore, will comment on a dozen passages from MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail in order to demonstrate its significance and ongoing relevance. While the panelists are speaking, the quotes will be projected on the auditorium screen in order that the audience may compose their own thoughts and reactions