King 's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Do you have the heart to tell your daughter she has a limited life because of her race? Segregation is the lack of diversity or also known as the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things. Martin Luther King Jr. is well known for his acts against segregation during the civil rights movement. By this Letter from Birmingham Jail, King discusses the inequalities and prejudice forced upon African Americans. This great injustice leads to protest, which are led by King and his followers. These protests are described to be as “unwisely and untimely” but King has counter arguments which include the severe police brutality. King’s rebellion and resistance to conform had led America one step closer to true social justice and diversity. King’s Letter from Birmingham allowed him to reflect on society’s wrongs and inhumanity to the nation. Reflection and his thought process in the letter indicate that action must be initiated for justice. His actions of challenging injustice had led him into a jail cell at Birmingham. King states, “In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self-purification; and direct action,”. The steps listed give reasonable procedure as to how to commence a nonviolent campaign to fight for justice. King’s steps in Birmingham followed the list and was all done nonviolently, however he was still apprehended by the police. This

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