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LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL RESPONSE Martin Luther King Jrs revealing Letter from Birmingham Jail delves into the segregation injustice and violence of Birmingham Alabama probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United StatesInquiry p391 paragraph 6 In response to criticism from eight clergymen of Birmingham King details the process of preparation for the nonviolent protest that took place in Birmingham Imprisoned for protesting without a license Dr Kings words continue to reach far beyond the bars of his prison in his letter from Birmingham jail Martin Luther King addresses the concerns and criticisms of his fellow clergymen explaining why the African-American population of our nation cannot always be expected to wait for a more appropriate time to voice their concerns Justice too long delayed is justice deniedInquiry p 393 paragraph 13 Dr Kings wisdom is a well-known and well-cherished part of American history Reading his words have cemented my admiration for his methods and his ideas In Letter from Birmingham Jail he exposes the hypocrisy of the South and expresses his willingness to break an unjust law to pave the way for a just one In case peacefully going to jail for his protests isnt a loud enough demonstration his letter specifically addressed to eight fellow clergymen but meant for the nation gets the message across Reading this letter has made me wonder how an eloquent charismatic and just man such as Martin Luther King could be criticized imprisoned and eventually assassinated I question whoever cannot see the reason in Dr Kings words The issues of prejudice and segregation have been well worn since Martin Luther Kings time but his words still hold passion and wisdom His work on these issues was ground breaking and I doubt our country would be as it is today if Dr King had never spoken out in a time of injustice and inequality
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