Martin Luther King Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15th, 1929. He grew up in a desolate rural area in Atlanta, Georgia. As Martin Luther King was growing up, he experienced the effects of racism first hand. At this time Black people were in-equal to White people and Martin Luther King was affected by this in his day to day routines. An example of the unjustness that Black Americans faced was when they wanted to eat at a restaurant then they had to sit in a separate section of the restaurant, or even when they wanted to buy shoes they were served at the back of the store. Martin Luther King Jr realised the discrimination against Black people of America and he wanted to make an alteration to the way that Blacks were mistreated.

Up to now people had been campaigning for Black Americans rights, to secure equality for all Americans. Although these civil rights activists had been successful in their intention to some degree, however racism still pursued through America.

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Campaign repressed harmful demonstrations and pointless violence. In America even today, Martin Luther King day (the day that recognises the life and achievements of Martin Luther King) remembers how Martin Luther King used a political form of non-violent civil protesting. Although he set about his campaign in a non-violent way, the racial tension was building from both his protests and the history of Black inequality. In a letter titled “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King explains that “he has always opposed violent tension”, throughout his campaigns and messages. And he further states that “there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth”. Furthermore this letter is written to members of the Birmingham clergy and the religious community, revoking their decision to start a violent demonstration with the American government. Overall Martin Luther Kings main goal is to get the removal of laws that were

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