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Letter From Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr while serving as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference went to Birmingham to undertake in a nonviolent organization against racial discrimination While organizing the group with a few of his co-workers they are thrown in jail Birmingham is one of the leading cities for racial discrimination Martin Luther states that he would like to send the gospel of freedom further than his home town He also explains that a wrong anywhere is defiance to justice anywhere As long as someone is living in this country they are a part of it and can not be told they are not a part of it In his act against discrimination King has four basic steps which are Collection of facts negotiation self-purification and direct action It is also declared that Birmingham is infested with racial separation While negotiating store keepers guaranteed that racial signs would be removed from their store After weeks of waiting either the signs were put right back up or never taken down That left the last option of direct action The reason behind the direct action approach is to create a circumstance to force negotiation Dr King makes clear that there are two types of laws just and unjust The difference between the two is a just law is a law that everyone follows and the unjust law only one group of people follow Being unjust is one of the elements of having segregation Racial segregation is not only politically economically and sociologically unsound it is morally wrong and sinful One of the major keys that Dr King hits is that most blacks are being falsely accused for what has been done to them Dr King is classified as being an extremist there are many people that were known as an extremist such as Jesus Amos Paul Martin Luther John Bunyan Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Dr King
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