Summary Of Martin Luther King Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Introduction The purpose is case study is to conduct an analysis of “Letter from Birmingham Jail” composed by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 while incarcerated in a Birmingham, Alabama jail. This researcher will also examine the internal and external environment at the time of incarceration as well as discuss the leadership type and style of Martin Luther King Jr. In conclusion this researcher will draw a logical conclusion concerning the letter and summarize what was learned through this critical thinking exercise. Mission/Vision Statement This researcher believes that Martin Luther King would have had a Mission/Vision Statement as follows: The purpose of the nonviolent protest movement is to create an ideal America where everyone…show more content…
composed this letter in 1963 during one of the most turbulent decades of the 20th century. There was large scale social upheaval in America because of the civil rights movement as well as nationwide protest expressing opposition to the ongoing Vietnam War. There was a growing youth movement caused by the post World War II baby boom, and throughout the nation the atmosphere in the black community was charged because there seemed to be no answer as to how long an American born race would have to suffer the injustices of blatant discrimination. Martin Luther King was thrust into leadership of the civil rights movement as a result of being chosen by community leaders to head the Montgomery bus boycott. In the spring of 1963; King was invited by a fellow civil rights leader to lead a protest in Birmingham, Alabama. Nine days into the protest he was arrested and placed in solitary confinement. It was there that “The Letter from Birmingham Jail” was composed. SWOT Analysis Strengths Weaknesses 1. Powerful Speaker and motivator 1. Careless about own personal safety 2. Large multi-racial following 2. Viewed as sole leader of movement 3. Protest were nonviolent 4. Represented economic power of black
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