Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Part Six: Transformation? Reconciliation? Does nonviolence work?
  1. Discuss with students the meaning of transformation and reconciliation. Ask students if these were reached in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963.
  2. Organize students into groups of 3-4 and ask them to write a definition for transformation and reconciliation. Give each group a copy of the Transformation and Reconciliation handout. Students will need two sheets of large paper and markers to complete this activity.
  3. Invite students to share their definitions and their quotes.
  4. Finally, students may present their culminating projects.


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