Reading it today is hard.
Stunningly hard in some ways.
I suggest you read it now, though. And as you read it I suggest you imagine Dr. King sitting in the cell he wrote it in, and imagine a citizen of the city entering into the jailhouse, probably smoking a cigarette if he’s a male. Imagine that citizen peering into the cell where the pencil is flashing. Then imagine that citizen straightening up, crossing his arms, and saying, “Seriously, Martin, just get over it.”
Then imagine a world in which Dr. King had followed that advice.