Library, Clinton House Museum to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with public readings on April 16

The Fayetteville Public Library and Clinton House Museum will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on April 16 by hosting readings of the letter in Fayetteville.

The events are in honor of the 50th anniversary of the day King began the letter, which was written from a Birmingham, Ala. jail after King was arrested for protesting.

The library reading begins and 9:30 a.m.

Update: The city will also host a reading at 10:30 a.m. inside room 219 of City Hall, 113 West Mountain Street.

The museum program begins at noon and will include a proclamation by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and remarks by former Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law Cynthia Nance.

The events arepart of a worldwide celebration sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library.

For more information, contact Kate Johnson, museum director, at 479-444-0066.

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