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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail has shaped the life and career of Shareholder Sara Murray

I try to see people as people—not as black people or white people, male people or female people, rich people or poor people, my people or your people. My parents, my church, and my teachers taught me to do that. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught me to do that, too. As a young person, I was dramatically affected by Dr. King—especially by his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail, which I have read and reread many times, which I taught to all my college English students, and which I recommend regularly. My life has been shaped by many passages from that oft-quoted letter, but when I first read it, one passage resonated most with me, and it still does because it reminds me that my conduct toward anyone affects everyone, including me: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. What affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Sara Murray

Sara Murray is an appellate attorney whose practice embraces all aspects of civil appellate law.  In state and federal appellate courts, her practice includes briefing, oral argumentation, and motions.  In state and federal trial courts, she provides litigation support to clients and trial atto...


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