Martin Luther King And The Call To Direct Action On Climate


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” wrote Martin Luther King Jr. from a Birmingham jailon April 16, 1963. “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”

The Atlanta-based King was explaining why he was in prison for nonviolent demonstrations so far from home, responding to a critical public statement by eight Southern white religious leaders. His words are timeless and universal in part because King was a master of language but primarily because he viewed civil rights through a moral lens.



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