10. Birmingham Jail by MLK

10. Birmingham Jail by MLK - Martin Luther King Letter From...

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Martin Luther King, “Letter From Birmingham Jail” (1963) Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist reverend and Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was the most prominent civil rights activist in US history. During the late 1950’s and 1960’s as the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC. King used his influence and power to organize numerous non-violent protest demonstrations. He first became well known as the organizer of the Montgomery bus boycotts in 1955 to 1956. King helped organize numerous non-violent demonstrations to fight for civil rights and voting rights for African Americans. He advocated President John F. Kennedy’s proposed civil rights legislation; King helped organized the March on Washington in August 1963, and there he made his famous, “I have a dream” speech, which led to the Voting Rights Act in 1965. He was later assassinated. King’s letter was addressed to his fellow clergymen, who he was disappointed with because they called him an extremist. He introduces the Southern Christian
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