Letter From The Birmingham Jail By Martin Term Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Mythology - Religion Type: Term Paper Paper: #71230032 Related Topics: Letter From Birmingham Jail, Persuasive, Prisons, Martin Luther King
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¶ … Letter from the Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr., and "A Letter from the Clergy" by some leading spiritual clergy in Birmingham, Alabama. Specifically, it will summarize the two letters. Both of these letters provide compelling reasons for what the authors believe in, and they are both very persuasive and convincing in their own way.

The clergymen believe that King's actions, in creating a march that led to many arrests (including King's own arrest), is the wrong way to attempt to gain civil right for black Americans. They believe that these measures are "extreme" and not necessary for the circumstances. They write, "We also point out that such actions to incite such hatred and violence, however technically peaceful these actions might be, have not contributed to the resolution of our local problems" (Miller 486). This is persuasive for a number of reasons. First, the clergy note that even peaceful marches can end up in violence and hatred, and then they commend law enforcement and the community for handling them effectively. Thus, they use positive and negative in their
King's letter is very
famous and it gained notoriety from the time it first appeared. The letter is a response to the letter from the clergy, and it directly and eloquently…

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Miller, Robert Keith. Motives for Writing With Student Access to Catalyst. New York: McGraw Hill, 2005.

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