Letter From Birmingham City Jail

1700 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
Savanah Boss
Professor Ybarra
Philosophy 1C
23 November 2015
Letter From Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the Letter from Birmingham City Jail to the clergymen, saying that they criticized the actions and how they were targeting him. He explains in the letter how the city of Birmingham has gone through all the nonviolent campaigns and that it proves that their is serious racial injustice. Martin Luther King Jr. composed the letter to Birmingham in 1963. The reason why so many people were complaining about King and when he was marching was because he did it without getting a permit. The entire letter was written by him while he was in the Birmingham prison. In the letter he writes how the clergyman criticized the actions of Martin and how he felt targeted from them. He explains in the letter how the city of Birmingham has gone through all the nonviolent campaigns and that it proves that their is serious racial injustice. “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”(King p. 206) this is just one of many famous quotes that was written in the letter. Due to the Supreme Court having ruled against segregation in the school system, Martin believed that the talks about more desegregation where coming up. It is sad to think that Martin had to give his life fighting for something that is considered a natural born right. His letter at the time was used as a weapon in the fight against racism, however if we try to understand the letter in a deeper form of…

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