Letter From Birmingham Jail Summary

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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was born on January 15.1929, in Atlanta (Georgia). He was a Baptist minister who led the Civil Rights movement in United States, from 1950 until his death by assassination in 1968. He also played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American in the south and other areas of the nation. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and also he was one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history. In 1954 he became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist church in Alabama. 1957 he became the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. On April4 1968 while he was standing in his Motel in Memphis, where he wanted to lead a protest he was assassinated. In the Lincoln …show more content…

What he wrote was very emotional , and in the letter you can read Dr.King telling the clergymen that he was very upset and devastated because of their criticizms , and he was very happy on the other side , because he could finally address directly to their concerns.
Noting that , he is an “outsider” , who actually came in Birmingham , just to cause trouble .
What he explains is the fact that SCLC is operating in different places , so he is rightfully there and he was telling that he was invited by his affiliates , and he directly explained the moral reasons that brought him in Birminghman , and the main reason being “injustice”.
He also explained that all the communities are equal , and interrelated and that he feels morally in debt to fight injustice in behalf of all the population.
He believes that , the clergymen have made a mistake in judging him , prejudging him , because they didn’t really consider or take into consideration the racist causes of the racial inequality and institutional and social racism

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