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    MLK's letter to the eight clergymen from Alabama, he focus on addressing the fact that the clergyman believe “his present activities are unwise and untimely”. MLK begin the letter by stating all his credentials which show that he is educated enough in the matter to further along the cause of ending the the segregation. His purpose while not evident in the first paragraph of his letter is seen later on when he states “ I am in Birmingham because injustice is here” ( Do I have to cite the letter) and

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    and even went to jail due to a nonviolent campaign. While he was in jail, he received a letter from the minsters of Birmingham claiming his campaigns and demonstrations were unwise. King wrote the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” as a peaceful response. Martin Luther King Jr. uses logical appeal to catch the attention of the ministers of Birmingham. First, King uses multiple examples of violent figures in his letter, such as Adolf Hitler. King explains, at the time, Hitler’s actions were considered “legal”

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    Theme: MLK telling white people to treat black people equally. Logic of letter from Birmingham jail MLK uses facts to educate his readers specifically when it comes to nonviolent campaign. He says “In a nonviolent campaign There are four basic steps: collection of facts to determine whether injustices exist, negotiation, self purification, and direct action We have gone through all of These steps in Birmingham”. (MLK pg 272) MLK Jr believed that we are capable of living a peaceful life one in

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    Martin Luther King Jr. not only as a person who fought for human rights but as a creator of the best and the most powerful letters I have ever read in my life. The fact Dr. King wrote it sitting in roach-infested, Birmingham jail gives him a huge appreciation. He annihilated racial segregation and created a powerful message which we excite and quote nowadays. As you read this letter, you can read an idea of African-American injustice throughout the text. Even Martin Luther King says” I am here because

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    Pathos in MLK, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail   In his "Letter," Martin Luther King Jr.'s ability to effectively use pathos, or to appeal to the emotions of his audiences, is evident in a variety of places. More particularly in paragraph fourteen, King demonstrates his ability to inspire his fellow civil rights activists, invoke empathy in the hearts of white moderates, and create compassion in the minds of the eight clergyman to which the "Letter" is directed. In response to

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    Dr. Martin Luther King letter was a statement on why the city is trying to change the segregation laws. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement and apart of Southern Leadership Council. Dr. King “Letter from Birmingham Jail” composed this writing which is known as the most important writing during the civil rights period. This letter aided the movement’s trials and tribulations that were endured by the negro community on their fight for equality

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    Martin Luther King, Jr Letter of Reasoning Martin Luther King, Jr wanted to raise the public awareness of racism, and to end discrimination and segregation, but on his journey in April 1963, he was arrested and sent to jail for protesting in Birmingham, Alabama. The local newspaper posted a letter from eight white clergymen criticizing him. Martin Luther King, Jr responded to them using logical, moral, and ethical reasoning to get his point across. He saw the good in people, even when they

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    of violence. In Martin Luther King’s letter to the clergymen he uses rhetorical techniques to get his point across to his audience. The intended audience of the letter is the white clergyman and white “moderates” of Birmingham Alabama. In Dr. King’s letter uses logical evidence, emotional aspects and good motives to present his beliefs to his

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    Kyle McCrite Ms. Vaughn English 102-01 14 September 2009 Someone Else’s Shoes Martin Luther King’s (MLK) “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” was written in 1963 as a response to the Eight Alabama Clergymen’s public statement against King’s actions in April of that year. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist for desegregation of the south in the early 1960s and overcame much adversity to attain incredible gains on the segregation issue in the United States. King uses effective persuasive appeals

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    Martin Luther King Junior. MLK Jr. traveled all along the South fighting against racial discrimination and equality between all races. MLK Jr uses sit ins, protests, demonstrations and marches to fight for his cause; he always stayed nonviolent even when there were police and white supremacists using violence against him. During one of his marches in Alabama, MLK Jr. was arrested, not for the first time. While in jail, MLK Jr. took the time to respond to a letter written to him by eight different

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