The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity’s first feature film A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, can now be viewed anywhere, through the launch of the Institute’s new online multimedia channel.

A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, based on Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful letter, debuted in November 2013 to a packed venue at the King Arts Complex in Columbus, Ohio. Since the Grand Premiere, a number of private screenings have been held, both city and statewide. Organizations such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Urban League, Wright State University, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and many more have featured the film in support of their missions and diversity programs.

The film, now available on the Kirwan Institute Films Vimeo channel, will be the first opportunity for organizations to easily access and feature this high-demand film in community screenings from any device and location with high speed internet.

A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Kirwan Institute Films channel are now available at The channel will enable the dissemination of additional feature films and educational content produced by the Kirwan Institute, stimulating conversation and deepening understanding around issues of racial and social equality.

For viewers in Columbus, Ohio, the next public screening of A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail will air on February 25 at 8:00 p.m. on the local PBS Station, WOSU.

If you are interested in hosting a screening of the film for your organization or community, we encourage you to visit and submit the request form.