Dr. King fought his whole career for equality amongst the races, meaning all communities with violent, racist actions should be addressed. The clergymen presented Dr. King with a list of arguments they had against him; he responded to these in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. A few of the arguments King responded to from the clergymen were to have local solutions to local problems; to pursue justice in the courts, not the streets; and to keep peace, law, and order among all. Corwin 2 The clergymen of Alabama were clearly against any outsiders coming into their territory. They had called Dr. King an outsider to the Birmingham community.
This writing of the Declaration of Independence had baffled the Colored community for years! Whatever happened to All Men are created equal in the eyes of the Lord God Almighty.!!! Dr. King was a well rounded educated black man. He had not only studied the plight of black America; he immersed himself to learn and educate himself on the suffering of all people around the world. One of Dr, King’s potent quote that stimulated people was
Debating the MLK Movement Queniya Lassiter Final 4/18/2012 Debating the Martin Luther King Jr. Movement When I think about Martin Luther King Jr I think about all the things he accomplished for African American’s while others were racist against him. He believed in equality no matter where it came from or whom. He wanted all African Americans to be given the same rights as other races even whites. He became famous from his brilliant speeches, words of wisdom and persuasive thoughts that segregated African Americans. Even though times have changed, diverse races are still segregated all over the United States.
His sacrifice to speak out against his entire race oppressor cost him his life. His militant leadership caused a huge uproar and threat to “white America.” Change began to develop because people like Malcolm X began to stand up for rights they were entitled to. He used his knowledge to intellectually argue the unjust society in America. He learned how to frame a debate so he could be sure he would win and ultimately cause his opponent to contradict themselves. Most importantly Malcolm X advocated education to his people in every speech, debate and interview, because his entire purpose was to create “black nationalism” and the only way that could ever happen was if his people were educated and not just diploma educated but educated with the understanding of what was taught.
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. He inspired many people. He didn’t get what color you were he loved all. He spoke out for justice to African Americans, for an end to racial discrimination, and against the laws that embodied it and the many subtle and unconscious behaviors and assumptions that were supported by those laws. Racial discrimination in the United States had resulted in many unnecessary and unjust deaths, and the despair and hopelessness of generations.
On April 16, 1963, from the jail of Birmingham, Martin Luther King, wrote a letter from Birmingham jail to eight clergymen who had attacked his work for civil rights in a public statement released on April 12, 1963. This particular text was initiated due to the non-violent demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, which led to the arrest of many African-Americans, including King himself. Even though this was not a speech document, the letter was directed to several targeted audiences: first, the clergymen who wrote “A Call for Unity,” secondly, the “white moderate”, and finally, to black men and women across the nation who lacked the initial courage to fight for their rights. King wanted to convince them of the utility of his commitment in this
He didn`t use violence as a major tool for his movement, but he allowed to use violence. Which means black people use any necessary means of self defense Plus, All his intensive words were for the black people rights and freedom. Such as his speech Ballot or the Bullet shows his eagerness to gain political rights. Majority of black people say who were tired of waiting for freedom, justice, equality and respect say he clearly articulated their opinion and alarmed the world. Some people say Martin Luther King also proposed black people rights as well but his major achievement of black people was enlarging black people`s governmental and political participation scale.
He furthers this credibility by noting that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has some eighty-five affiliated organizations across the South. King’s connection with the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights directly confronts the clergymen of Alabama by including a local, well-respected organization of Alabama, as one of his supporters. The incorporation of this organization in his text intensifies his ethos by signifying that the clergymen’s families, neighbors, and fellow citizens of Birmingham, are supporters of his movement. King begins his letter by informing the clergy men why he is in Birmingham, the concept of nonviolent direct-action, and the sequence of events leading to his “direct action” approach. King recounts his presence in Alabama as an invitation.
Jennifer Smith Prof Franco 3/26/2011 Engl 1213 Standing up One of the most known advocates for equality is Martin Luther King Jr. He’s had some of the most moving, convincing and change inducing speeches of all time. His “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is no exception. King wrote the letter from a Birmingham jail cell in April on 1963 following his arrest for public demonstration. In the beginning of the letter, King describes his reason for writing the letter as a response to the Clergymen’s statement calling his “present activities unwise and untimely. ” (King).
In the 1950’s Black Americans from South endured, de jure discrimination. Black Americans would often be victims of extreme cruelty and violence, causing death. They began to discontent their long- standing inequality. From the words of Martin Luther King Jr, and other African Americans and their supporters, they began to challenge the nation to “rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created