An Analysis Of Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” (MLK). Fitting quote to describe the letter from Birmingham jail. Written by Dr Martin Luther King jr. in 1963. Where King spent 8 days in jail. For an interesting charge of parading without a permit. What comes to mind is how king ended up in jail, context of this letter and the support for this letter. This famous letter was a response to a local newspaper who wrongfully stated that the protests were “unwise and untimely”; however, King wrote this letter for a national audience. Also anyone who’s white or black during this divide time in America. Now we must start from the beginning, typical you don’t see a rainbow without it raining first. The…show more content…
At first Dr. King didn’t join not until 1963, but when King and SCLC did they made it as if it was a major campaign. So of the protest consisted of sit-ins and marches, a lot of the members were arrested. Since we now have a pretty good understanding of some of the events that took place in which lead to Dr.King being apprehended. We can now take a more detailed look at the letter. Dr. Martin Luther King jr was a great man he was a pastor and this letter is just one of many accomplishments Dr.King had. Not to mention that his iconic “I have a dream” speech which help molded the world to the way it is today. That was just a few of King’s accomplishments, which makes him credible. King also

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