Letter from Birmingham Jail

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    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 throughout the city. Both Edwards and King use different variations of rhetorical devices to convey their messages to each of their audiences. Edwards uses negative imagery and metaphors to convince his audience that God is the only thing holding them up over the pits of Hell, and King uses metaphors and allusions to convey his message that the clergymen need to get on board with the civil rights movements or they will be…

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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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    Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the Civil Rights Movement, along with his “I Have A Dream” speech and the Freedom Riders. In the letter, King described the hardships faced by African Americans and why he is leading a nonviolent protest against segregation. The Letter is an example of direct action, and is important to study in order to understand methods leaders can use to influence change at any level. My initial reaction to reading…

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    In this video, students were asked to read and analyze text from the Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. In order to have the students engage in a deeper level of thinking from this text, TJ Hanify(teacher) developed different strategies to keep their interest. First students must read the Letter from Birmingham and create notes from their findings. Students must include the main idea of the author’s purpose and any questions or concerns students might have. The next strategy…

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    The letter written by Martin Luther King, Jr. titled Letter from Birmingham Jail, is written to put forth a message. Throughout the letter written, King is diving into the concern surrounding just and unjust issues towards the African American community in Birmingham. This argument is addressed when Martin Luther King, Jr. states "One may well ask, 'How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?' The answer is found in the fact that there are two types of laws: there are just laws,…

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    The Letter Read Around The World On April 16, 1963, while Martin Luther King Jr. was in jail for participating in a civil rights protest, he wrote a letter to eight clergymen to plead his case why the protests happening in Birmingham and all over the south were just. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” not only took the clergy by surprise, it took the whole nation by surprise. At the time of the letters publication, the nation was still divided by the Mason-Dixon line but for a different reason…

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    In the passages "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and "Speech at the March on Washington" by Josephine Bake and "form Letter to Viceroy, Lord Irwin" each passage shows many examples of equality, and how non-violence can bring equal rights. To achieve true freedom one most use non-violence means in order to find a peaceful solution. To begin with discrimination people should respect the religion or color of the person and not make them less. Based on the "Speech at…

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    Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” introduced the class to the battle of what is “just” in our lives and what course of action should be taken when unjust laws are being forced upon people. In “Deconstructing Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ and the Strategy of Nonviolent Resistance” the authors, Conra D. Gist and Karsonya Wise Whitehead, argue that King’s nonviolent strategy in the Civil Rights Movement was pivotal to the success and equality…

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    A Letter from Birmingham Jail was written on April 16, 1963 by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,( on the margins of newspaper) but is still relevant today. Referring back the reading from last week on why God allows evil, MLK understood what it meant to be a Christian and what the journey looked like. He understood that as Christ suffered, he would too. The most captivating part was that he was okay with carrying the gospel of freedom at any cost as lines 38-44 declare. As we discussed on Thursday,…

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    Letter from Birmingham Jail Many years ago, Martin Luther King Jr was sitting in a jail in Birmingham, Alabama for marching against segregation.From his cell he wrote an astonishing analysis of what constitutes a just law and a law. During this time people were protesting to gain equal rights for colored people, to outlaw racial injustices. Slavery had ended after the civil war, however, the life of black Americans had improved a little. Black people were forced to ride in the back of the bus.…

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