Topics: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Nonviolence, Martin Luther King, Jr. Pages: 4 (1460 words) Published: March 1, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr open letter, "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (1963), negotiates the sinful political unsound laws of Birmingham, Alabama to come to an end and that will create brotherhood amongst all races. His motivation for composing the letter was the Alabama Clergymen's unfair suggestions, the letter permitted him to state his rebuttal. Dr. King's purpose was to have equal civil rights for African Americans in order to have fair opportunity's. Given the emotional value and the affectionate mood of the sermon like tone used in the letter, Dr.King address the Alabama Clergymen's to inform them to put an end to the segregation. The Alabama Clergymen's public letter “Alabama Clergymen's Letter to Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr”(1963) suggests there be a end to the peaceful movement for civil rights, for african americans.There reason for the letter was to convince Dr.King and his followers that they are going about justice the wrong way. The Clergymen's aim was to order everyone that was envoled in the nonviolent movement to stop seeking justice on the streets in order for them to settle it in court. With the lack of compassion and care, the eight Clergymen composed their public letter in the Birmingham News that primarily addressed the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, peaceful protest. In result of the Alabama Clergymen's public letter, they try convincing the citizens by stating the Negros of Alabama were just fine until Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr came along.”However, we are now confronted by a series of demonstrations by some of our Negro citizens, directed and led in part by outsiders”(Clergymen.165). Dr. King reply’s to them in an educated calmly matter stating his rights to be there."Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds"(King.166). But little, did the Clergymen know that Dr.King was actually invited into Birmingham which makes him more of a guest than a...
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