Analysis Of Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Salma Kingu
Professor: Michael
English: 1301
June15, 2017
Summer: 1
M.L.K.’S Letter from Birmingham jail Martin Luther king Jr. was American Baptist minister and activist who was visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement. King was a one of the most important figures in the civil rights movement of black people in the US. He won the Nobel Peace Prize at age 35 for helping to end apartheid and peace marches. “The letter from Birmingham jail” was written from jail to response to several white clergymen who did not approve of his nonviolent protest against African American rights in 1963.

King was arrested which violated in the first amendment and sent to jail for protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. After reading the open letter from several white clergymen in the newspaper criticizing him and his fellow of activists, King wanted religious leaders to know his reasons for staying in the Birmingham jail, that his works are well-timed to achieve something good. In the letter, the king said that freedom does not give freedom to the direct action like he needed. He know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor must be demanded by the oppressed.The civil of rights movement, king was able to portray himself as a leader to the many people who were willing to follow. The purpose of the letter was needed to read to persuade, to audience to fight against segregation.

The clergymen said they should negotiate peacefully in court but there has not been any of that happening. King believes that direct-action will allow the voices to be heard and lead to a negotiation clergy do not want any protests from fundamentalists share through Birmingham. But given the amount of violence in the city, Negros had left to do just that. Because separation in Birmingham still well alive, Negro society still treated like second hand citizens when out in public. Although priests joked that the use of the courts, trailed Negros had no rights in court. King used the Bible in its move to the clergy. King moves and Paul from the Bible had to go out of his house for preaching King also has to go out of his house and to preach the message of the freedom of others.
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