I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label.
We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community. Another word King repeats throughout a majority of his letter is unjust.
Martin Luther describes instances when the police let dogs on members of the public and occasions when they are very brutal in their treatment of the people. The Civil Right Movement during the s focuses on eliminating segregation and prejudice.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. And now this approach is being termed extremist. To put it in the terms of St.
Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church's silent--and often even vocal--sanction of things as they are. Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being "disturbers of the peace" and "outside agitators.
That would lead to anarchy. According to the clergymen, everyone should live life by common sense and by law and order and feel that the battle for integration should take place in the local and federal courts and not by breaking the law.
This is saying that the prophets left their hometowns to spread the word of the Lord, just like Apostle Paul left his illage and spread the word of Jesus Christ to practically every city of the Graeco-Roman world. But they have acted in the faith that right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. On the basis of these promises, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the leaders of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights agreed to a moratorium on all demonstrations. I say this as a minister of the gospel, who loves the church; who was nurtured in its bosom; who has been sustained by its spiritual blessings and who will remain true to it as long as the cord of life shall lengthen.
You speak of our activity in Birmingham as extreme.MLK’s Letter From Birmingham Jail. Why? 6. Works Cited. This is the Works Cited entry as we agreed in class: Works Cited Thornton, Michael.
“Letter From Birmingham City Jail – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Web. September 18, it is imperative that customers be enlightened to choose wisely as to where they want their. 1 Martin Luther King Letter from Birmingham Jail () [Abridged] April 16, My Dear Fellow Clergymen, While confined here in the Birmingham City Jail, I.
Analysis of Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail “Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ was written by Martin Luther King in the year This was an open letter written by Martin Luther King from a Birmingham jail in Alabama, where he had been imprisoned for participating in the arrangement and organization of a peaceful protest.
Summary and Rhetorical Analysis of “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested on April 12,in Birmingham, for protesting without a permit.
The same day that King was arrested, a letter was written and signed by eight clergymen from Birmingham and titled “A Call for Unity”. In the Letter From Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr. creates a powerful response to a statements from eight white Alabama clergymen opposing his sit-ins and marches in Birmingham, Alabama.
In the letter King is defending his peaceful demonstrations and stance on nonviolence. According to the clergymen, everyone should live life by common sense and [ ].
This piece is a summary of the Letter from Birmingham Jail written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
on April 16, At the time King was extremely grieved by the way the church, especially the white clergy, was not in support of the religious civil rights movement.Download