Gospel of Freedom: A Look Back at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail

June 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, MetroFocus examines the story behind the letter King wrote from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama a few months before the famous speech. Pi Roman talks to Columbia University’s Barnard College professor Jonathan Rieder about his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation. Click here to read an excerpt.


Web Extra questions with Professor Jonathan Rieder.