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The Birmingham Barons will put 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' on special jerseys this season

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and every corner of the baseball world has taken time to honor the legacy of the civil rights icon (and one-time slugger). The Birmingham Barons, however, did something unique: The White Sox Double-A affiliate unveiled a special King-themed uniform it'll wear next season, featuring the text of the famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail:

The letter, which King wrote in 1963 after being arrested during a non-violent protest, soon became a foundational text of the civil rights movement. The Barons' uniforms will feature King's own handwriting, a touching tribute to his lasting impact.


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