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MLK at Bowdoin with text of his Letter from a Birmingham Jail
MLK at Bowdoin College, 1964
We honor a life and a legacy. Listen to the recording of MLK's 1964 speech at Bowdoin, and watch a video about the students who brought him to campus.
—Overlay: A handwritten copy of ‘Letter From a Birmingham Jail.’ AP Photo/Richard Drew.
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