The Letter from Birmingham Jail Summary - Kiersten Arnold...

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Kiersten Arnold Professor Elizabeth Morgan English 1113 11 September 2016 The Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr., is as stated, a letter. It is in response to the clergymen who criticized him for being in Alabama. Throughout the letter, King explains why he is in Birmingham. He stated that he was there to negotiate with businesses. Some made promises to King and did not fulfill them. In turn, King planned to protest. King starts off early in his letter saying, “So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here.” He claims there is injustice in the city and he’s there to put an end to it. Or at least try. He hoped to find middle ground with business owners by having them remove racially insensitive signs. Consequently, most did not remove anything. He then begins to talk about his approach with nonviolent protests. Their goal was to cause unrest and have said businesses forfeit their prejudices. They wanted to pressure the right

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