Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther King

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Peaceful resistance to laws has a more positive impact on a free society because it allows people to express how wrong something can be and stress the need for change. In the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King demonstrates how nonviolence allows those who "refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue" (King). Martin Luther King explains how effective nonviolence can be. This demonstrates how those protesting aren't causing chaos, yet are still being able to get their point across. When elaborating on the cause for peaceful resistance, Martin Luther King remains respectful and calm. Martin Luther King concludes his letter by stating the "dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away" and " tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation" (king). He compares the circumstances now with what the future can be like. This …show more content…

An example of peaceful resistance being beneficial would have to be the one and only, Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. Rosa was convicted of defying the Jim Crow laws, yet "Her arrest and subsequent appeal helped spark a 381-day-long boycott of public buses" (Korpe). Rosa's arrest revealed how wrong it was for white people to be considered superior. This peaceful resistance had a positive impact for the protestors because it promoted equality. Equality promotes freedom and opportunity. Peaceful disobedience enables protestors to back up their beliefs. During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, they utilized "First Amendment’s guarantee to petition the government for a redress of grievances” (Korpe). This demonstrated the purpose and permitted reasoning to be used in order for the public to relate. It also provided evidence as to why segregation was harmful to the community while preventing a chaotic

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