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ATLANTA – Today, the ACLU of Georgia, in partnership with Teen Vogue and the Campus Election Engagement Project, is launching the Letter from Birmingham Jail Project.
The project will feature organizers and HBCU students discussing how the core tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail apply to their organizing goals in bending the arc of the universe towards justice.
“The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is alive and well, and the core tenets of his work are carried on by young people across this country. As always, ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’” said Evan Wayne Malbrough, ACLU of Georgia Voter Access Project Fellow, and co-creator of the Project along with Christina Pollonais and Skylar Mitchell.
The first piece, MLK’s Lessons for Young Activists by Morehouse College student Zubin Abraham-Ahmed, was released today. Two more pieces will be published during Black History Month.
The Letter from Birmingham Jail Project is meant to highlight the relationship between community organizing and democracy. Serving as a poll worker in your community is one way you can expand democracy. If you live in the State of Georgia please sign-up to be a poll worker here.