from Martin Luther King, Jr – Letter From Birmingham Jail on Rap Genius


A congested street in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1960s

Birmingham was the largest city in Alabama with a population of approximately 225,000. During the 1950s and 1960s, Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the South with strict city ordinances that made it unlawful for different races to mix and mingle in almost all social settings.

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