Letter To Birmingham Jail Research Paper

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Who would have thought a simple letter can define what racism and equal opportunity has become today. In the sixties segregation is what define the minorities from the majorities. Especially when minorities were not able to go to an all white school or get a white collar job. In April 16, 1963 a man by the name of Martin Luther King, Jr, while confined in jail, wrote the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” to his fellow clergymen. King’s letter to the clergymen, understand that the laws need to be change so that the people of Birmingham have equal rights and freedom. During the time of racism and unequal rights Martin Luther King felt it was his duty to protect the people of Birmingham by addressing the clergymen in a genuine way that would . The intent of the letter was a response to the…show more content…
This is when King reminded the clergymen’s that justice laws must be obey only if they are morally right, but if a just law is not of justice than the people have the moral right to disobey. Explaining the difference of a just law and unjust law left King to believe that many changes needed to be made within our legal system: For instance, I have been arrested on a charge or parading without a permit. Now, there is nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade. But such an ordinance become unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First-Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest.”(King, pg 920) Although King has own interpretation of what is justice among our nation he in no way advocate breaking the laws. King wants to prove that such unjust laws can cause a racial outbreak of protests and rallies. In the end Kings wants to see the laws be change so that minorities’ can vote without discrimination and that the black kids can play with the white
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