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

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In the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr addresses seven clergymen about a letter they wrote about King and his demonstrations with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. King addresses these clergymen in a professional manner, but he also states the reasons why he and the rest of the protesters are protesting. Even though people have different views of the world, everyone has the same hopes and dreams for their country to be perfect. During Dr. King’s time the topic was about race. In today’s world there is the same topic but we have come a long way. King States that “oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever” and in his time and in our time this statement remains true. (260). During King’s time there was a fight …show more content…

The political leaders and the people who had more rights, wanted the black people and/or the minorities to wait. The minorities were told to wait for everything, they were told to be patient about getting the same rights as everybody else. These minorities and black people were tired of being told to wait patiently, because they waited and waited but nothing ever happened. It was like the white people thought that if they waited long enough, the minorities would forget about what they want. So the minorities took to the streets for peaceful protesting, and eventually got some of the right that they wanted/needed. After being told to wait and wait and not getting anything that they asked for or even getting a response from the political leaders, they wanted their voices to be heard, but they tried to do it off the streets but no one would listen. Protesting was the only way for their voices to be heard. In the end Dr. King’s protest(s) changed the world to how it is today. We have come a long way since the time of segregation. Today black people have the same rights as everybody in America and even in the world. There have been many contributions that black people have made to

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