Analysis Of Letter From A Birmingham Jail

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In, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King Jr. justifies why he and the SCLC came to Birmingham which was to protect and fight for everyone’s rights. King concludes that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (King, 2). He feels a connection to and a responsibility for everyone who has to face “injustice” since, this in reality is segregation and racism. Furthermore, he justifies that breaking laws, if they are unjust, embraces extremism. Overall, King had to take action since it is clear that nonviolent protest was ineffective so there was, unfortunately, no other manner to fight for their rights to these injustices, such as, police brutality, segregation, and Jim Crow laws. If injustice anywhere threatens justice
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