A Letter From A Ferguson Jail:
What Dr. King Would Say About #BlackLivesMatter?
Lawrence W. Rodgers
What would Dr. King say about Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Aiyanna Jones, Yvette Smith, or Michael Brown?
Many individuals have quoted Dr. King lately, and being someone who has studied a great deal about Dr. King, I must say I feel too many are only interpreting Dr. King through the “I Have A Dream” speech. However, if that speech and with some short video clips is all you know of King, you do not know him. If you are curious as to how Dr. King would respond to the #BlackLivesMatter movement please do understand, beloved, whichever answer you come up with it would certainly not be inaction. I would encourage anyone who cares about justice, in any form, to read the landmark open letter by King, “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” This article seeks to take this inspired letter and use it to prophetically address some questions for our time.