An Analysis Of Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail is a profoundly devised letter. However, whether his piece delivers Dr. King’s desirable message to the clergy men or to many white Americans is what I find questionable. And there are two reasons for my uncertainties. Firstly, I do not understand how badly opposed the white moderates and the KKK groups were towards African Americans and vice versa, and that is my fault. Secondly, I do not understand fully the mentality perspective of the majority of Anti-Black Americans during the 1950s, which is Dr. King’s fault. Dr. King’s argument or thesis is that African Americans should participate in non-violent protests because “Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere”…show more content…
King gives plenty of historical references and back-ups throughout his cogent writing. When he asks the clergymen “why direct action?”, he responds by claiming that nonviolent direct action fosters tension that a community has been negligent to resolve. He also relates his call to direct action mentioning his personal ideals of how nonviolence tension is alright because it nurtures growth. Then Dr. King follows his personal relation with Socrates (para. 10) Dr. King possesses a unique argumentative style because he is intuitive. He connects the dots to obtain the big picture. Therefore, Dr. King approaches the clergymen’s counterarguments in this manner. Furthermore, one of the most convincing evidence that there is injustice is when he addresses his concern as a father. From paragraph 14-15, he recalls he found his tongue in a knot and stammering when he had to explain to his six-year old daughter why she could not go to the public amusement park and see her eyes filled with tears. At this point, Dr. King reveals that inferiority has distorted his daughter’s personality to feel bitterness towards white people (para. 14-15). Hence, Dr. King issues a surplus of evidence to back up his
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