Summary: This text explores the interwoven story of religion, race, and politics in American history, with a concluding theological reflection.
Solitary confinement in prison can be a shattering psychological experience, one often used to break the spirit of those imprisoned. For Martin Luther King, Jr., solitary confinement served not only to further forge the character of this civil rights leader, but resulted in one of the signature documents of the civil rights movement . . .