Letter from Birmingham Jail SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS RESPONSE (2).docx

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Gwendolyn Negron ENC 1101-U76 10/1/17 Summary and Response: “Letter from Birmingham Jail” In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King had written this letter to the clergymen who were criticizing him for what he was doing at Birmingham. He had written this to help show the clergymen and others a small glance of the horrible dealings the black community had to go through in the 1960’s and why it should be resolved or should have been resolved already. Dr. King reply’s through the letter by points such as justifying his presence in Birmingham and need to address the institutionalized racism found there, his reasoning behind doing nonviolent protests, and urging the clergyman to understand why this needs to be solved quickly within this period of peace. Dr. King starts off the letter by providing reasons on why he was present in Birmingham; which was from invitation saying that he came to battle the “injustice” that was found there since he felt like he needs to battle any type of injustice found in any state or area. While doing so he brings to attention on how the clergymen were so busy complaining about the protests instead of paying attention to the reason why the protests had started in the first place and solving the problem from there. He then starts explaining his process of planning a nonviolent protest or any action in general. He made sure to include that he tried to negotiate with white business leaders

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