Letter From Birmingham Jail Sparknotes

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On April 16, 1963, by “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was written by Martin Luther King Jr. in order to address the enormous issue in Birmingham at the time. The Letter from Birmingham jail was published in response to a letter published in Birmingham, Alabama written by eight clergymen defending his actions in 1963, as a way of protesting desegregation in Birmingham progress led by the Negro community through peaceful demonstrations. When the white clergy, strongly opposed the king's nonviolent position in passive resistance, calling on African-Americans issued a statement to not support demonstrations, King wrote a remarkable letter written eloquence of his philosophy of nonviolence disobedience. In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," King …show more content…

The priest protests that the demonstrations as unwise, untimely, and a lack of respect for the Negro community as their message to the powers that be. King believed that it was important to let the public see the other side of the argument for the clergy failed to offer any protesters credit for their actions. The clergy people think that the problems afflicting their country the benefits will be handled on a case that is not on a street corner. The King connected to his readers when he wrote a letter to the African-American community that they will no longer stand to go through as a white area and denying them their God-given …show more content…

King did not know that the white clergy, whom he called his letter. He hoped their eyes would have been open to the brutal segregation. One reason for writing to the other clergy was because the King felt that the white church let him down. Was he accusing the white minister of not aiding the end segregation due to the fact that for African-Americans is a different color by skin? Or was it just a way of stating he was disappointed in them? Will his disappointment in them, make them feel guilty, therefore gaining their attention and think about his issues stated

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