Martin Luther King Jr. answers every issue that the clergymen bring up in a detailed and calm way. As a legal American of the United States, MLK had the right to be where every he pleased. According to the Kings legacy after 7 days in jail he was released on bond and because of his letter, everybody who was neutral changed their mind to fight for desegregation. The protesters were mainly high school students who were arrested, hoses down and bitten by dogs from police brutality. On May tenth, 1963 Birmingham made a public announcement that all segregation would end in every school or job.
Even through all of the threats King received, after going to jail and having his house bombed, he persevered and pressed on against segregation. This was only another of his many achievements that greatly affected the civil rights movement. One of King’s most popular achievements was the Birmingham Campaign. King organized large groups of students to march from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to City Hall. Eugene Connor, Birmingham's commissioner of public safety, met the students with fire hoses and and police attack dogs.
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led a peaceful movement in Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the demonstration was to bring awareness and end to racial disparity in Birmingham. Later that night, King and his followers were detained by city authorities. While in custody, King wrote the famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” This letter voiced out his disappointment in the criticisms, and oppositions that the general public and clergy peers obtained.
So many of people were scared and worried about what happened to the church and if their families were alright. Many of the civil rights protest marches that took place in Birmingham during the 1960s began at the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church, which had long been a significant religious center for the city’s black population and a routine meeting place for civil rights
These were supposed to be non-violent protest that show to the nation the inequalities that the blacks faced. Riots broke out and many blacks were arrested and 2 killed. Because of the violence, Martin Luther King Jr. was asked to come to Birmingham. It is here that he created his famous “letter from Birmingham jail”. He brought to light for other clergy men who were opposed to him being there the injustices that Blacks in Birmingham had endured.
Summary/Assessment: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), which is an organization operating in every Southern state with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He came to Birmingham, Alabama because injustice lies there and helped protest about it in a nonviolent demonstration against racial discrimination. The eight clergymen of the South did not approve of these demonstrations happening which caused Dr. King to be confined in Birmingham Jail cell, writing a letter to them men explaining on why he was in Birmingham and what his reasons were for these protests. He begins to talk about and explain the four basic steps that needed to be followed for any nonviolent campaign. He also gives the audience a better understanding by giving a visual glimpse of what the black community had to endure.
During the late 1960’s, Birmingham was the most segregated city in the United States. Riddled with high racial tension throughout the city, it gained its name of “Bombingham.” This was due to the fact that there were 60 unsolved bombings. With the city of Birmingham in ruins Martin Luther king was quoted in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, “I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham.” Martin Luther king used the misfortune in birmingham in order bring out reform and revamp the civil rights movement.
The year of 1965 the black community let out a collective victory cry. They had finally gotten the rights they fought hard for. They could at last vote, go to school and college, and got the working condition they deserve. They couldn 't have done it without Martin Luther King Jr., but there were a slew of cases that were tried and further assisted in opening the black community 's opportunity pool. They were well known cases, like the Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education, and the Regents of the University vs. Bakke, all very influential cases in the fight for rights.
As a result of Bloody Sunday, this event helped blacks speak up and be heard. The impact Bloody Sunday had on the early struggle for civil rights was, it was a march that first began with 600 people to fight for the rights of African-Americans to vote. On August 6th 1965, the Federal Voting
This changed the life of African Americans. Having African American’s not be slaves, and to have the liberty of living freely, and it allows African Americans to feel human, and not like animals. Allows them to choose their jobs and they way they want to live their lifestyle.
Many government officials were involved in attempting to suppress the African American race. The African American race showed persistence and tenacity in fighting for their rights. Most African Americans in this timeframe were born in the United States therefore they should have been given the same rights. We cannot deny that rights and freedoms were given to African Americans that allowed them to stand up for their rights. Many changes did occur and laws passed as a result of this.
during the civil rights movement there was a lot of chaos going on. People back then were treated differently due to segregation. The african american people tried fighting for their rights to have the same equality as the white people had. any african american tried making history by either going to an all white school or getting their rights to vote.
The Birmingham Campaign was very significant, as well as the SCLC, in the Civil Rights Movement. The SCLC is the Southern Christian Leadership Campaign. This was headed by King himself. The SCLC created the nonviolent Birmingham Campaign in 1957. Bull Connor, city commissioner, tried to use force against the activists.
The individuals and agencies that backed the Freedom Riders were persuaded by the appeal of nonviolence, and allowed the vital part of the civil rights movement to be successful. African-Americans gained civil liberties from the Freedom Rides that allowed them to legally be equal members of society in relation to whites. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a result of precedent from the Freedom Rides and lunch counter sit-ins, and this directly led from the protests that occurred using nonviolence. The Freedom Rides were necessary for the desegregation to occur, so that African-Americans could be equal to whites in the south. Despite facing adversities such as the Anniston bombing of a Greyhound bus, the Freedom Riders used nonviolence to achieve their goals.
Although the murders of these civil right workers were tragic, the law passed because of it has helped African Americans exercise their right to vote. ADDITIONAL EVENT: 9/11: On September 11, 2001, three terrorist attacks were made on the US by an Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda. The first, two planes were flown through the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Second, a plane was flown into the Pentagon in Washington, DC.