Civil Rights In The 1960's

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The 1960’s were a time of trial for our country. The Civil Rights Movement began nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. At this time the black community did not have nearly the rights that the white community did have. Many people were jailed during this time for peaceful and ‘untimely’ stand-ins and marches. The Clergymen wrote a letter and published it in newspapers in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter in response from the Birmingham county jail. The Clergymen were upper class white Americans who felt the demonstrations were unwise and untimely. (312) They wrote the letter in fear of the changes to come. They use ethos when saying they agree with local Negro leadership that they should come together
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