Essay On Mlk Letter To Birmingham Jail

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most popular spokesmen and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 through 1968. Two things that Dr. King is remembered for is his “I Have Dream” speech in Washington D.C, and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. Dr. King's Speech was very emotional and had charged language. However the Letter was more logical that had clear line of reasoning followed by evidence. Both events are special but written differently. ¨Free at last, thank God all middy we´re free at last.¨ that is a famous quote from the ¨ I Have a Dream¨ speech by Martin Luther King. The speech that King gave in D.C had exciting language. The purpose of “I Have a Dream” was to end racism in the U.S and speak out for Civil Rights. At Dr. King's speech there was over 250,000 blacks, whites and all different kinds of races at attendance. Plus everyone watching the TV. “I Have a Dream” is very pathos, everything Dr. King said came from the heart and every word was for Civil Rights. …show more content…

Martin Luther King was arrested for loitering. He was then sent to Birmingham Jail. On April 16, 1963, Dr. King wrote a letter to the Church, titled “ The Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This wasn't your typical letter, the letter was to explain himself and why colored people felt so upset about how they were being treated. ¨ The City's white power structure left the Negro community with no alternative.¨ Dr. King wrote in his letter. Dr.King's letter had logos speaking and was full of evidence and logical reasoning. In the letter Dr. King also talked about the black youth and how his daughter would say ¨ Daddy, why do white people treat colored people so mean?¨ Dr. King didn't want to hear children say that so that's just another reason for him to become more involved in the Civil Rights

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