Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In April 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama for peacefully protesting. While incarcerated, King responded to a statement from eight clergymen which called his actions “unwise and untimely.” While imprisoned, Kind decided to acknowledge their critiques with his famous piece, “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” On the surface, this letter is directed towards these clergymen’s criticisms. This is seen in the opening of the letter when King greets his fellow clergymen and uses the phrase “you” throughout the letter. However, after thoroughly analyzing the text, one can see King’s response was meant for more than just these eight men, it was in fact meant for the entire United States. King calls upon every single citizen

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