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    goal is to make the clergymen help him fight racial equality. He uses ethos to build up credibility. First he shows his professionalism,”I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference” This shows how he knows what he is doing and that he is reliable. It shows his leadership skills and the trust his people have for him. Once he has established a professional background he goes on to show how he is a black man and knows how the black community suffers. He makes

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    is the first name that comes to mind? Of course, that name would be Martin Luther King Jr. He was one of the most notable men in history and was the driving force behind the Civil Rights Movement. He served as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which was based out of Atlanta, Georgia. During the 1960s, segregation was prevalent in Birmingham, Alabama. Non-violent demonstrations were organized and took place in Birmingham during the Easter holiday in 1963. This timeframe

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    A "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" (1963), by Martin Luther King Jr. was written in response to a letter published by Alabama clerics. This time he will respond with all his heart to this cynical oppression. In the course of the letter King makes extensive allusions to multiple philosophers, including Aquinas and Socrates. King's work has only one objective: the protection of civil disobedience as a form of protest that the Civil Rights Movement could continue in an unencumbered way despite this

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    criticized him and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) for planning and implementing nonviolent protests against segregation and racialism in Birmingham. King was outwardly upset by the letter and its allegations regarding their activities in Birmingham and sought to address the clergymen 's concerns. He found nearly all the issues raised in the letter lacking in logic, an understanding of the need for civil rights for all, and even the biblical teachings on Christian values. King categorically

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    he was in jail. He first responds to the accusation of being an “outsider” by setting the stage for his being in Birmingham due to being invited because of his ties to the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights organization and due to the fact that he is president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Next, Martin Luther King expands on his moral beliefs that there is “injustice” in the way that Birmingham is “the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States”. He points

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    work. He states that since they brought up “outsiders coming in”, meaning that they went to the city of Birmingham to start a conflict. He argues his equality to be there like anyone else speaking on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia but run through every Southern state. Dr. King says “anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered outsiders” (4). He fought the issue against “injustice” because he believes every state is considered mutual.

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    Martin Luther King Junior was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His legal name at birth was Michael King. According to Carson & Lewis (2016), King came from a comfortable middle-class family steeped in the tradition of the Southern black ministry. King was a Baptist minister and activist who in the mid-1950s led the civil rights movement. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1944, at the young age of fifteen, King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and sent to jail because he and others were protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama. While sitting in jail he received a letter from 8 white clergymen stating that his methods were unwise and untimely. So Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took it upon his self to reply to the fellow men explaining

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    Summary/Assessment: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), which is an organization operating in every Southern state with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He came to Birmingham, Alabama because injustice lies there and helped protest about it in a nonviolent demonstration against racial discrimination. The eight clergymen of the South did not approve of these demonstrations happening which caused Dr. King to be confined in Birmingham

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    In A letter from Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King Jr writes to the clergy men and his supporters as “A Call for Unity”. King had been put under arrest from partaking in a peaceful march against segregation on property that he did not have permission to be marching on. In the 1960’s segregation laws and policies were under the Jim Crow regulations; separate racial schools, colored-only bathrooms, separate places for the colored to eat and they would have to sit in the back of the bus. The letter

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    Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “Letters from the Birmingham City Jail” to clergymen, from a confined cell. This letter has many points concerning what is happening with the segregation of blacks and whites. The King has a purpose of writing this because of his use of ethos, pathos, and logos, along with the way he justifies himself, and lastly his motivation to more past this dilemma. The use of Ethos is very much used in this letter, which makes him have credibility is the incident of injustice

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    actions through rhetorical devices such as ethos, logos, and pathos. In the introduction of his letter, King builds up his credibility to start off his solid defense. He introduces himself as “President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. We have some eighty-five

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    Birmingham, Alabama on April 3, 1963, a civil rights campaign began. With coordinated marches and sit-ins against racism and racial segregation, the nonviolent operation was organized by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) and Martin Luther King 's Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). After several days of protesting, a ban on parading, demonstrating, boycotting, trespassing and picketing was sanctioned. Leaders of the campaign declared they would defy the ruling. On April

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    Amidst the intense Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and put in solitary confinement for peacefully protesting racial discrimination and injustice in Birmingham, Alabama. It was during this time that Dr. King, refusing to sit idly by, wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” one of the most inspiring documents in history. With his respectful nature, humility, compassion, optimism, and determination, King responded to a group of white Alabama clergymen

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    passionate cause. King begins his letter showing his authority in the Christian denomination as he states that he serves as the president of the Southern Christian

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    and requiring a literacy test pass for voters (illiteracy was a big problem for blacks at that time). Also the internal problem was differing views between Baker and other leaders about leadership. While Baker tried to develop local leadership, the ministers held a view that we need a strong, charismatic leadership. But the SCLC was doing its best to achieve a cooperation with the NAACP. The SCLC was publicly and privately complementing the accomplishments, goals, and importance of the NAACP in the

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    separate but equal, was unconstitutional and deprived citizens of all races the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th amendment (Documents, 243). In reply to Brown v. the Board of Education, the Southern Manifesto of 1956, a public response read to congress, was signed by 100 southern senators and representatives signed an objection to the decision. The manifesto claims an injustice practicing of judicial power and asked the Northern states to

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    In the letter “Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr. writes to the Clergyman to express his idea on the racial discrimination and injustice going on in Birmingham Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. writes his letter while being held in Birmingham Jail after being arrested for participating, in a non-violent anti segregation march. During this time violence against African Americans was so bad in Birmingham it needed to be addressed and taken care of. Martin Luther King Jr. uses rhetorical

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    Civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr, in his Letter from Birmingham City Jail, argues against criticism from eight Alabama clergymen, and addresses their concerns. He defends his position, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), against accusations of disturbing the peace in Birmingham, as well as explaining his values and opinions. Throughout the letter, King adopts a strong logical and credible tone, and reinforces his position through the use of strong emotional justifications

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    In “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr. is responding to accusations made by eight Alabama clergymen. He asserts that his actions, and the actions of his followers were just and reasonable. He notes that the clergymen claimed he was acting too hastily but King explains that their actions were not hasty. He backs up his actions with persuasive argument and reasoning. He points out ways that others actions have been unjust and immoral. To get his point across, he distinguishes the

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