Almost one hundred years separate Lincolns second inaugural address delivered on March 4, 1865 from Martin Luther King, Jr.s open letter from Birmingham Jail written April, 16 1963. One hundred years is not a long time historically, but it is an eternity for a people oppressed and mistreated for several centuries, including most of the history of our young nation.
In a minimum of 750 words, analyze Lincolns address and Kings letter:
  • Discuss three things that connect Lincoln and King through these writings
  • Discuss at least one thing that separates them
  • What stands out most in your mind in Lincolns address and Kings letter?
  • Select one other reading and or a video clip for this week and explain how it adds to your perspective of Lincolns address and Kings letter.