Aspen Institute And Washington National Cathedral Present the Legacy Of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham City Jail’

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CONTACT:
Shannon Craig Straw, West End Strategy
Washington National Cathedral
shannon@westendstrategy.com
(202) 776-7700

Jeff Harris
Public Affairs Manager
The Aspen Institute
jeff.harris@aspeninstitute.org
(202) 736-3848


**MONDAY**
Aspen Institute And Washington National Cathedral Present the Legacy Of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s
‘Letter From Birmingham City Jail’

Washington, DC –– Monday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. the Aspen Institute and Washington National Cathedral will present “The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” featuring US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Yale Law professor Stephen L. Carter, American civil rights leader Julian Bond, and Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

The panel, which will take place in the Cathedral’s nave, will discuss the historical, cultural, theological, literary, and political significance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” and reflect on how far American society has come and how much remains to be done.

WHAT: Panel discussion on MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail’
WHERE: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
WHO: US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
Yale Law professor Stephen L. Carter
American civil rights leader Julian Bond
Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.
TICKETS:  ($15 adults; $10 students) are available online at www.nationalcathedral.org or by calling (202) 537-2228. The event will be webcast live and will be accessible from the Cathedral's homepage.
MEDIA RSVP:
Media should RSVP to Shannon Craig Straw at Shannon@westendstrategy.com or call (202) 776-7700.

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