Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In his open letter, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” written on April 16, 1963, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King wrote this letter after he was arrested for being part of a non-violent protest, which was against racial segregation. The letter is in response to a declaration made by eight Alabama clergymen, “A Call for Unity,” on 12 April, 1963. The declaration stated that the existence of social injustice and racial segregation should be fight in court and not in the streets. Dr. King answered that without strong direct action, like his own, real civil rights could never be truly achieved. The idea of this letter arises as an answer to the public declaration of a few clergymen, in which they stated their desire to end with the protests.

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