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What Is Mlk Thesis In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, author Martin Luther King, is letting the clergymen, white moderate, ministers, police etc. to respond to all criticisms they have and to tell them why he is in Birmingham. He lets them know that they have no other choice but to employ direct action towards segregation. When it comes to the injustices that African Americans are facing not only in Birmingham but everywhere with segregation. He goes other them with the upmost intelligence and respect. King responds to the clergymen who call his actions extreme. By saying he was sad that they thought of him that way but wasn’t anymore until he thought it over. He talks about two forces and how he stands in the middle of the two. The two forces are the African American who has adjusted to segregation and the African American who is tired of it and results to violence. He then says “So the question is not whether we will be extremist, but what kind of extremist we will be.” He…show more content…
King says that African Americans have waited long enough and that to get what they want they need to fight for it. He knows that by them waiting they will never get rid of segregation. “We have waited for 340 years for our constitutional and God-given rights.” He then brings up Asia and Africa because they are having far better progress and it is much faster. He feels as though it is easier for them to tell him to wait because they aren’t on the other side of segregation. He lets us in on the disturbing things like lynching, police calling them names, kicking them, and killing African Americans. About having to explain to sons and daughters why they can’t go to certain places they want to go or do things that they want to do. All this because of the color of their skin. “Daddy, why do white people treat colored people so mean?” He says by them realizing all these things they then can understand why they couldn’t wait any
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