Humanities
MLK in birmingham

Question Description

Read this first http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/documen...

Read this second https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_B...

Answer this in 3 paragraphs

Question:

MLK led a series of protests and boycotts in Birmingham Alabama in 1963. These were designed to bring attention to the continued racial segregation and police brutality to which the African American were subjected in the city. The protestors were pledged to nonviolence, but the police proceeded to use tear gas, K9s, and clubs to disperse them.

During the protests, MLK was arrested in an attempt to stop the protests. While in a Birmingham jail, he read the Letter from Eight Alabama Clergymen, which was published in the local paper. In reply, MLK penned "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," which was also published in the paper.

Based on these two readings, do you believe MLK should order a stop to the protests in Birmingham?

Final Answer

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MLK in Birmingham
By no means should Martin Luther King Junior order an end to the protests. Peaceful
protests are protected in the constitution, and the African American people have the right to air
out their grievances and be heard by the powers that be, and as history has proven to us, the road
to social change is never pretty. Even if the African American community were to act in a
manner the clergymen deem appropriate; there is no guarantee that there would be change, in
fact, it would make it easier for their grievances to be dismissed since the syste...

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