[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366162938&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4020275&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366162938 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – 50 years ago today Martin Luther King, Jr. sat behind bars in a Birmingham jail cell, where he penned the famous, “Letter from Birmingham jail”
A historic marker was unveiled outside the old site of the Birmingham jail Tuesday.
Birmingham Mayor Williams Bell was joined by Governor Robert Bentley and Dr. King’s youngest daughter Bernice King for the unveiling.
King’s daughter says the marker is a reminder of the times.
“This is a reminder of how we got over and we can never forget the history that we have lived because he who forgets his history is doomed to repeat it,” said King.
The Alabama Department of Tourism and Leadership Birmingham’s class of 2012 joined forces to place a marker outside of the Birmingham Police Department Detention Division on 6th Avenue South.