Does Martin Luther King Jr Mean In Letter To Birmingham Jail

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In the Letter to Birmingham, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. explains the difference between just and unjust laws. He began a civil rights movement for the African American community using nonviolent methods while speaking to the masses. His rhetorical speech or letter used persuasive, logic and morals to make his points. His words made man people stop and listen to this man’s words of wisdom for his people. in the opening of the letter, King shows his credentials to the reader, “I think I should indicate why I am here in Birmingham, since you have been influenced by the view which argues against "outsiders coming in." I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across the South, and one of them is the …show more content…

His letter started to appeal to the clergy using emotional comments explaining why he is in Birmingham, “I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly” (800). why is this important? Emotionally he sees his brothers, sisters, parents and children being treated with violence, injustice and hate because of the color of their skin. This is not the America that tells all men and women are created equally and will be treated equally under the law. This is injustice. Later he appeals with an authoritative voice of St. Thomas Aquinas: “To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in

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