Some of you may have seen film footage of photographs of attack dogs and high-pressure water hoses being used against African-American civil rights activists.
These photos and film footage were shot during the Birmingham Campaign.
Taking place in April and May of 1963, this was an organized non-violent resistance movement within the city designed to draw attention to racial injustice.
Sit-ins, boycotts, marches, and other forms of protesting were part of King's Birmingham Campaign.
And then there is Gandhi, the leader of the Indian Independence Movement, who was imprisoned for standing up to British colonial rule.
In recent history Martin Luther King, Jr., stands out as a figure who was unjustly imprisoned.
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Birmingham, Alabama, became a bastion of anti-civil rights sentiment and activity.
King and his supporters, therefore, organized what has been called the Birmingham Campaign.