Bass, S. Jonathan. Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
- Bennett, Lerone, Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America. 5th ed., Chicago: Johnson Pub. Co., 1982.
Contains an excellent narrative account of the Birmingham protests, with an emphasis on specific details of the episode.
- Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.
Contains an engaging and extremely informative narrative of the Birmingham protests; includes details not usually given in works of this type.
- Eskew, Glenn T. "Birmingham Confrontation." Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights From Emancipation to the Protest, pp. 47-48. Edited by Charles D. Lowery and John F. Marszalek. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992.
An article summarizing the main details of the march.
- __________. But For Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
- Garrow, David. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1955-1968. New York: William Morrow, 1986.
A thorough analysis of all of SCLC and King's civil rights activities, including the Birmingham Confrontation.
- Lewis, David L. King: A Critical Biography. New York: Praeger Books, 1970.
Contains a detailed narrative and interpretive account of the Birmingham protests.
- Oates, Stephen. Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
A very well-written narrative and interpretive account of King's life. Contains extremely helpful section on the Birmingham demonstrations.
- A Walk to Freedom: The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, 1956-1964. Birmingham: Birmingham Historical Society, 1998.
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" is widely available in anthologies and American history textbooks. It is a useful tool for classroom instruction.
- http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm is a comprehensive website on the African American experience of segregation.