Luther College reads 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail'

Luther College students, faculty and staff invite the Decorah community to join them in reading Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20.

One mass rehearsal for readers will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. There, readers will be given a group leader to schedule a second practice with.

Those interested in being involved in the event should email Lauren Kientz Anderson, Luther visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies and History, at [email protected] or come to the first rehearsal at Luther's Center for the Arts.

"Reading Dr. King's beautiful statement of courage and light, together as a community is a fitting tribute to our national heritage of movements for justice and peace," said Anderson.

More information about rehearsals and the message of the event can be found at

Readings will be held in the Center for Faith and Life at 10:30 a.m., Valders Hall of Science at noon, Koren Building at 1:15 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union at 1:15 p.m., Main Building at 2:30 p.m. and the Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. The readings are open to the public with no charge for admission.