What Is King's Argument In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Dr. King's, "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is poignant in many ways in regard to a "big picture" viewpoint of our society. Overall, it speaks to the viewpoint that we all have a social responsibility to each other to work against injustice irrespective of where that injustice takes place.

"Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail, which was written in April 16, 1963, is a passionate letter that addresses and responds to the issue and criticism that a group of white clergymen had thrown at him and his pro- black American organization about his and his organization's non- violent demonstrative actions against racial prejudice and injustice among black Americans in Birmingham.

Dr. King told the local clergy in Birmingham that he understood he was an outsider and he realized that his presence in Birmingham would cause trouble. However, he also felt that he had a moral …show more content…

King's dream is to keep their mines open to other ways of life. Be a student of the world, not just of your place where you live. Education has a way of expanding the way you think and do things.

It allows you to have a broader scope on life so that you will one day realize where you can fit into the big scheme of things; that you will one day recognize what you can do to stimulate and cultivate the "greater good". It may take an individual into politics, teaching, social reform, law, medicine or any other field of study that they have a niche.

Dr. King's dream is one that is not only transcendent but immortal in the fact that so long as there will be people on this Earth, there will be people who disagree with one another. With these disagreements, will come some individuals who look to exert their will and power over those who are weaker and do not have a voice. With that said, we as human beings can work into perpetuity towards Dr. King's goal to eradicate social injustice in human events.
-Shoshana Gittens

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