A Call For Unity By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

1444 Words Oct 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Injustice reaches all corners of the earth no matter the generation or content. Leaders such as Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., have placed their life on the line preaching the importance of fighting injustices that affected oppressed communities across the globe. In the case of Dr. King, his courageously fought for racial equality and basic civil right for black Americans in the 50’s and 60’s through the use of non-violent tactics, such as sit in, boycotts and peaceful protest . Despite the praises that are placed on King 's work for the African American community, clergymen, politicians and even other activist in the black community questioned the overall effectiveness of his movement. As a result of protesting against the brutality of African Americans without a permit,in 1963 King was arrested. This put an end to the silence of anxious local white clergymen whom questioned the effectiveness of actively exposing the social injustices in a letter titled “A Call for Unity” . Despite being held in solitary confinement, this did not hinder him from writing a response to the clergymen in a letter titled “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”. With his provocative statements King, notably points out, “ Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all it’s ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before…

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