"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."These prophetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged...
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This week marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s eleven-day imprisonment in Birmingham Jail. The treatise he wrote there became an important touchstone for the American Civil Rights Movement. But this is only one of many great works written within the confines of a cell.