Muskie School of Public Service

Professor Published in the Portland Press Herald

In April of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote one of his most prolific works; a letter from his Birmingham jail cell. In this work, King detailed the importance of being able to face, accept, and overcome controversy, while also outlining the need for finding common ground in disagreement. The Muskie School's very own Joseph W. McDonnell, a professor of public policy and management, examined Dr. King's work in the context of the current events. To read more about Professor McDonnell's study of Dr. King's letter and click here.