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The civil rights movement has come a long way from the past The white American has treated the older generations of African Americans unfairly for many years The white Americans have viewed themselves as somewhat inhuman to Negros One of the great achievers of the civil rights movement in America was a man named Martin Luther King Jr In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr wrote a letter to the clergymen addressing them that their letter had incorrect facts faulty logic and their argument led to unethical consequences In Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr wrote an effective letter because he grabbed the attention of the middle class white American addressed flaws in the letter from the Clergymen and knew his letter would only be effective over a long period of time King addresses that the white citizen council and Ku Klux Klan have created Americas just and unjust laws Martin Luther King Jr was an extremely bright man and he knew that these people were the least worry of the Negros King knew the biggest objective was to reach the white moderate American because they were the majority of society Martin Luther King Jr expressed this in this quote I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negros great stumbling Block in this stride towards freedom is not the white citizens counciler or the Ku Klux Klan but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than justice Throughout his letter he used sarcasm to reach the white moderate Americans inner feelings their deep groans and passionate yearnings Trying to convince them to see that injustice was present and needed to be destroyed by strong persistent and determined action by both black Americans and white Americans King points out important quo tes from Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson emphasizing the unjust country we live in which needs a civil rights movement Lincoln proclaimed This nation cannot survive half slave and half
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