Summary Of Martin Luther King Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In 1963, Martin Luther King was imprisoned in Birmingham because of his protesting contributes. During this time, there was segregation going on which prohibited African Americans from using particular areas or any type of services in all. King had written a letter in response to the eight white clergymen who criticized King's actions. In the "Letter from Birmingham jail" King defends the lawfulness of protesting, breaking the law in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation and racism. The major premise here is that all laws that devalue the human disposition are unjust. The white clergymen who conveyed objection to King's actions, felt that his actions was breaking the law and causing chaos. King argues that the laws of the segregated …show more content…

He also includes some part of inductive reasoning in his argument. For example, King’s uses inductive reasoning when he talks about the experience of being held under the law of segregation. King argues that white men expect for black men to put seeking for justice on hold but if the shoe was on the other foot they would not be able to wait for justice to be served either. He use an example of telling his daughter that she could not go to the amusement park because she was black and because she started feeling like she was below white people it was a perfect example of why blacks could not wait for justice to be served. Throughout the "Letter" King show ample amounts of validity to prove how he's right. Another point of view of kings defensive argument is his famous quote that state “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” implies that the white race falls victim to discrimination just as the black race falls to discrimination. Although King had his opinion about the two races which was very complicated the "Letter" that he wrote states that discrimination affects everyone of all kind. This "Letter" is more factual due to the fact of how King keeps a steady and remorseful tone throughout the "Letter". Within this text, King's argument do rely on some assumptions. For example the assumption that king make in, his argument is that Christians will agree with just because they are

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