Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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The civil rights movement has caused many issues for African Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writes “Letter From Birmingham Jail” as a response to the clergymen who share a different view with segregation. King placed his views from the idea that everyone is equal, rather than one is better because of their skin color. His letter from Birmingham jail shared many points, with the ending of segregation being the main goal. With his familiar clergymen with disagreements, he rebukes their letters with his take on the civil rights movement. His letter has an amazing pull from different views that unites America as one. Dr. King uses incites from the black community to share their side of segregation, while also presenting an argument using ethics, facts and emotion that establish his letter as unique. Dr. King shares in his letter a sense of kindness, a trait that reveals ethics as his citation for presenting his argument. He begins his letter by addressing the clergymen by simply stating, “My Dear Fellow Clergymen” (1301), proving that he is writing this letter as a follow up to their letter about ending the protest that were non-violent. Dr. King believes that the clergyman are good people with a misdirection, so he adds to the letter, “But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms” (1302). As King writes about what
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