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Students Participate in Global Reading of MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

The University of Mobile will participate in a public reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ on April 17 at 2 p.m. on campus at Bedsole Commons.

The Birmingham Public Library has organized a global reading to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the letter. UMobile Assistant Professor of History Dr. Matthew Downs is organizing the local event on the Christian university campus. Students will stand on the steps of the J.L. Bedsole Library building and take turns reading through the letter as part of the historic global memorial.

Participating locations can be found at the Birmingham Public Library website,

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs. 

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.
By Will Drake, media relations writer
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