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A Letter to the Birmingham Jail

January 17, 2011 Becky Oberg

Dear Dr. King:

I wonder what you'd think if you were here today. Things have improved, but there is still a long way to go.

Some of us--people of every race, religion and gender--still understand the pain and frustration you poignantly wrote about in your 'Letter from the Birmingham Jail'. Although our obstacles are on a smaller scale, we too know what it's like to be stuck 100 years behind the rest of the country. We face discrimination and hostility because of a psychiatric diagnosis.

[caption id="attachment_302" align="alignnone" width="170" caption="Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., frequently risked jail time for using non-violent tactics to ensure equality for all people. For many people with serious mental illness, his dream remains a dream."]Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., frequently risked jail time for using non-violent tactics to ensure equality for all people. For some people, his dream reamins a dream even today.[/caption]

APA Reference
Oberg, B. (2011, January 17). A Letter to the Birmingham Jail, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, August 14 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/borderline/2011/01/a-letter-to-the-birmingham-jail



Author: Becky Oberg

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