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Martin Luther King, Walker v. City of Birmingham, and the Le er from Birmingham Jail
26 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 791 (1992) (1992)
  • David B Oppenheimer
Abstract
In the spring of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a desegregation campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. On the eve of Good Friday a local court issued an injunction, on an ex-parte petition, prohibiting King and other civil rights activists from demonstrating. The civil rights movement placed a high value on acting within the law, and King agonized over whether to obey or defy the court's order. He and his colleagues believed that if they complied with the injunction their campaign in Birmingham would fail. His decision to defy the order led to his arrest and incarceration on Good Friday, and to the rejuvenation of the Birmingham campaign.
Keywords
  • Martin Luther King,
  • Birmingham,
  • Civil Rights History
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Publication Date
1992
Citation Information
David B Oppenheimer. "Martin Luther King, Walker v. City of Birmingham, and the Le er from Birmingham Jail" 26 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 791 (1992) (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_oppenheimer/15/