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    In the poem Ballad of Birmingham, it isa about a young girl and her mother. They live in a a during a time where segregation, the young girl wants to march for his freedom, to end the racial problem in the United States, it is based on a true event that happened where an African American church got bombed. The author depicts irony, she doesn't want to let her daughter go down to march in the freedom parade because it is to dangerous for a young girl. But instead she sends her to church where she will be “safe”, little does the mother know that the church will be bombed. The irony in that is, no matter where you are no place is safe. The poem Ballad of Birmingham is about a young child that lives in Birmingham, Alabama. The small girl asks her mother, “Mother dear, may I go downtown instead of out to play and march the streets of Birmingham in a Freedom March today”. The girl asks to go march for freedom; given that the…

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    In the poem “Ballard of Birmingham,” Dudley Randall is very interesting. Dudley Randall illustrates a conflict between a child who wishes to attend a Freedom March in Birmingham, Alabama with the other children and a mother who are trying to protect her child from the racism that is going on at the march. He uses repetition and tone to show the reader how racism and a mother love played affected this child’s life. Randall use repetition to demonstrate how the mother is trying to protect her…

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    Martin Luther King Jr., a man of great power and influence felt a hint of responsibility to help the people of Birmingham through their crisis by writing a letter to the clergymen about their actions, to hopefully gain their trust and friendships. When it came to civil rights there were many powerful leaders that informed the world of their beliefs on equality. The famed reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” He did not intend for his…

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    Letter from Birmingham City Jail was written by Martin Luther King Jr. while he was sitting in his prison cell. Martin Luther King Jr. explains how he is disappointed in some people but proud of others for what they have done to stand up against the government. He exposes to people some examples of cruelty that the police and government are inflicting on innocent people for no reason and what others are doing to stop it. Letter from Birmingham City Jail is effective in the way that it appeals to…

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    Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an excellent example of an effective argument; it was written in response to an editorial addressing the issue of Negro demonstrations and segregation in Alabama at the time.…

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    political situation in Birmingham, Alabama was not fair to the black community. At the time, Martin Luther King Jr was the president of the Southern Leadership Conference which had eighty five affiliate organizations across the South and Alabama Christian Movement for Human Right was part of the organization. King was invited by the organization to Alabama for a nonviolent direct-action to raise a voice for the black people in Birmingham. King was invited so that the situation of segregation…

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    Black people were not happy with the unfair legislation in Birmingham, Alabama, which did not allow the blacks to protest for equality. Thus, prompting Martin Luther King Jr to take action. The Birmingham Campaign was a nonviolent campaign that involved coordinated marches and sit-ins against racism and racial segregation designed to be effective because of the Easter period in which they were done around. On April 10, Judge W. A. Jenkins issued a blanket injunction against "parading,…

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    The Letter from Birmingham Jail In the letter Martin Luther King Jr. wrote from the “Birmingham Jail”, he emphasizes his intentions to bring justice to any place where people of color were being treated unfairly. During the 1960’s segregation between colored and white folks caused the corruption and injustice throughout the black community. In a quote, King best says, "Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. Anyone who lives inside the US can never be considered an outsider anywhere in the…

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    Jonathan Edwards, one of the most influential leaders for the puritan religion, delivered a speech on July 8th, 1741 titled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” which informed his audience that God is the only thing holding them up over the pits of Hell. While on the other hand, Martin Luther King Jr, an American civil rights activist and author, writes a letter, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” while held prisoner in Birmingham City Jail addressing eight Clergyman who condemned his protests…

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    In the texts “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and “Letter to Viceroy: Lord Irwin” by Mahatma Gandhi, each passage argues that “It is justifiable to break an unjust law,” and “Protests using non-violence due to the mistreatment of the Indian people.” In order to achieve true freedom, one must use non-violent means to find a solution. First off, one must use non-violent means to find a peaceful solution in order to achieve true freedom. Based on “Letter from…

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