Letter From Birmingham Jail Thesis

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“Letter From Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr presents many different ideas and thoughts on the actions taken against him and his fellow friends for insignificant actions that the black community did to stand up for themselves. In the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” King validates his actions and strategies to stop the injustice against the black community that was going on at the time. “King” also states in the “Letter” his discontent with different groups in society. Finally in the ”Letter” King gives examples of how corrupt the government is, how unjust laws were made, and how ignorant people are. Being a social activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s name was known country wide by 1958 for enforcing riots like marches and sit ins in order to help the Negro community. Some of his most famous marches were: “The March On Montgomery” and “The March On Washington”, in 1963 King worked with many civil rights and religious groups to organize the largest march he ever did his whole life time, The march on Washington. Close to 300,000 participants joined King in his fight for equality, this was also the famous march where he delivered his “I have a dream” speech. In the…show more content…
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council or the Ku Klux Klan, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.”
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