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

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As I read , Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” I feel a great sense of sorrow and shame . For those people of , Both , Present and the Past , that exhibit such hate and prejudice against their fellow man . Dr. Martin Luther King's letter is a response to the criticism he received from the , "white moderate", pertaining to his use of nonviolent protest in an attempt to attain racial equality . Martin Luther King , expresses exactly why he and his followers are performing these nonviolent protests . Dr. Martin Luther King , stated a list of true yet unbelievable awful events that happened day-to-day to African Americans . He uses examples such as , how his daughter and son do not understand why White men seem to hate African Americans, and why they are not able to participate in many of the events that White children are allowed to participate in . In my opinion , these examples display a level of ignorance and lack of compassion , by the…show more content…
This is probably the most heartbreaking assertion Martin Luther King ever makes . He feels as if the church has shirked its responsibilities to the African American people, hiding behind “anesthetizing security of stained-glass windows”. I totally agree with , Dr. Martin Luther King’s , take on ,” Just and Unjust laws .” “There are many just and unjust laws; ones which should be followed in order to be a moral person, and laws in which you must disobey for conscious sake in order to be a moral person .” This is the answer Martin Luther King had given when the clergymen wanted to know why he was breaking laws .” Laws are made to protect the people , not to degrade and punish them .” As far as Dr. Martin Luther King , is concerned, the African American would continue to do whatever was necessary, preferably non-violently, to obtain the legal and moral right that was theirs

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