lmost one hundred years separate Lincolnâ€™s second inaugural address delivered on March 4, 1865 from Martin Luther King, Jr.â€™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 Lincolnâ€™s address and Kingâ€™s 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 Lincolnâ€™s address and Kingâ€™s letter?
- Select one other reading and or a video clip for this week and explain how it adds to your perspective of Lincolnâ€™s address and Kingâ€™s letter.