According to the article King, Martin Luther Jr., Gregory L. Kaster states "King 's oratory, courage, and steadfast commitment to nonviolence enabled him to inspire both Southern blacks and many Northern whites in the struggle to desegregate the South" (Kaster). Martin was a big believer in no segregation and equal rights for all. During King 's time, it was against the law for blacks to vote and Martin was very unpleased by this. So Martin recruited people of all colors to march with him from Selma to Montgomery to protest the wrongful law. Also, King fought for desegregation all over the world, he felt it was wrong and very distasteful of people to treat and make people use different vicinities based on their skin color.
Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, expressed his beliefs and his actions about the Human Rights Movement. Dr. King wanted to end segregation and he also wanted equal rights for everyone, but he was told by the clergyman that the movement was “unwise” and “untimely”. King explained that there will never be a right time for change in this society with bringing equality and justice to us all. Dr. King was told several times to wait, which prolonged his protest and marches. King became frustrated because people were being mistreated and judged everyday based off the color of their skin.
King was a non-violence guy he just wanted his children to go to the same school, or his children to not see the signs and not understand why this is happening to them because it 's not fair. Segregation needs to end! We all want freedom at last! In the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” King wanted to express and protest against racism, but in a nonviolent way. Martin Luther King never wanted violence in his life, all he wanted was freedom for everyone.
In a corrupt society where he was constantly being degraded and belittled, he embraced his calling to persuade others to fight for social injustice. He urged the church leaders to stand up for what they know is right, and fight for the good alongside Dr. King. Rather the clergymen decided to silence their voices hiding in the shadows of reality. In the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King Jr. is able to plant seeds of justice in the minds who followed the unjust law. He meticulously developed his letter in which he was able to connect to a broad and diverse audience through rhetorical appeals logos, pathos, and
In the Spring of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stated in a speech that Birmingham was among one of the most segregated cities in the world. King believed that if he could just go to Birmingham, and protest non-violently, that he could make a difference. On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was imprisoned, in Birmingham, for protesting the civil rights of Black Americans. While in jail, he began writing a letter addressing the clergymen. His main audience in writing this letter was to the eight clergymen who criticized his actions and also the majority of the population as well.
On April 12, 1963, civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama. He was asked by an affiliate of his organization to partake in a nonviolent program. He was arrested during a non violent protest. Police Commissioner Eugene Connor declared that the reason behind King’s arrest was that he did not at have a permit to protest. While he served his 11 day sentence, King would write the “Letter From Birmingham City Jail” to the eight Birmingham Clergymen.
MLK believed an unjust law is no law at all so breaking it in his mind is moral and right. He has a duty to break the unjust law in order to achieve the greater good, which was what his civil disobedience was based on. Martin Luther King was a strong courageous leader who sought out the best way to make the most people better off than they were. MLK’s purpose for direct action was to get people to listen and to see the injustice in America, by “seek[ing] to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue and “It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored” (King). It is this non-violent approach that MLK is so well recognized for because it was revolutionary; the normal response to such injustice should have been riots and violent protests but by being “civil” it caused people to take notice of the real
He believed that the nation should respect one another, and to not be judgmental based on the color of one’s skin. Contextual Overview: This ad represents what Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for; a
He also gives the audience a better understanding by giving a visual glimpse of what the black community had to endure. Dr. King also included definitions and examples of unjust and just laws, and how they are not right. He included an example of these “laws” by talking about the things Adolf Hitler did was allowed but supposedly helping someone was not allowed. He writes and uses the letter to show the white Americans that are unaware of what is happening around them. Even, though Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for his powerful voice and pathos in this letter is a thoughtful logical argument.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from Birmingham Jail opened the eyes of members around the world and he exposed them to his opinion on just laws. Along with just laws, he also provided the clergymen with what unjust laws are and what they lead to. His assertions are accurate and they provide us with a clear notion on to why the world should agree with his beliefs. King is the reason as to why today everyone is considered equal, and his memory should be honored for standing up for what he believed