Gospel of Freedom

Gospel of Freedom
Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter from the Birmingham Jail-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights.
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Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter from the Birmingham Jail-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King’s surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963. Gospel of Freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice.