Thursday, April 18, 2013

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

We were honored by an invitation from the City Archives (Borgarskjalasafn Reykjavíkur) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the time when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote letters while he was in jail in the City of Birmingham, Alabama.

The letters were written in response to an open letter by several clergymen urging Dr. King to stop his protests and to seek redress through the courts. Reading and listening to the readings gave participants a glimpse into the thinking of a great man whose vision and leadership launched the civil rights movement in the United States. It was also an opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy to humanity.