Mlk Letter To Birmingham Jail Analysis

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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian and civil rights leader on behalf of African Americans. Dr. King’s arrest took place in 1963 while leading a line of demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama. From his jail cell Dr. King eloquently writes a timeless piece of American rhetoric that will be heard for centuries to come. Dr. King read a paper in which white clergymen were speaking out on the black movement, asking the black demonstrators “to withdraw from demonstrations (Wright, Barnett. Par. 4).” Dr. King felt persuasion by the request of his long-time desperation that was ringing in his heart. However, his letter is not only to the white clergyman, or the Christian, but also the black men, and to every single listening ear.
The purpose of Dr. King Jr’s letter is of an open register among the deafest ears. Centered in the midst of segregation, Dr. King is able
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King compared his journey to that of Paul, having to share the gospel, all the while reminding the reader of Hitler and the times of Holocaust (Jr. King, Martin Luther. pg. 1-5). Dr. King motivated, urged, pleaded and called out to the nation, during this letter, to open their hearts and break separation and segregation. This letter has been serving the United States as a backbone to society and Dr. King’s words will continue to be heard, for days to come.
The second source was from an article on Alabama.com, written by Barnett Wright, titled, “Letter from Birmingham Jail' written 52 years ago today: Read Martin Luther King's historic words.” This writer collaborated and interviewed several other contributors from Universities and from the director of MLK Research and Education at Stanford University. Wright, is an African-American raised in Philadelphia, PA. He holds bias through the story of his ancestors and the voice of the black man. Barnett Wright authored the article on April 16,

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