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This text contains an excerpt from the original city ordinances for the city of Birmingham, Alabama. These ordinances, from May 1951, provide an example of racial segregation ordinances that were common in the South prior to the Civil Rights Movement. \n<br><br>\n<i><u>Letters from Birmingham (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of a Primary Source Set that includes Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" and other primary sources that reveal the political and social climate of the South during the Civil Rights Movement. The first text provides background information that will be beneficial as students read the other texts in this set. As students read, they will make