I need help answering these questions for King's letter from birmingham jail

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I attached all the questions bellow as a doc. Please answer all questions in full complete sentences, and go in depth if needed. For the last question which is the personal journal response, make sure you give your own thoughts and your take from the whole piece.

The link to King's speech is : https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

here is another link http://www.harlan-ind.k12.ky.us/userfiles/897/Classes/15872/Letter%20from%20Birmingham%20Jail.pdf

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First I have pre reading questions: The questions are : 1. What kind of injustice did Martin Luther King find in Birmingham? 2. Why was Martin Luther King disappointed in the white churches? THEN, you have to answer those questions. In addition, there are calendar questions: 1. Discuss the question of what one does when most face an unjust law. What are the real choices? What are the moral imperatives? 2. King worked very hard on behalf of African-American people in the South. It is useful to see in his letter the extent to which he expressed concern of one race over another. To what extent is this a “nonracial” document? \ 3. You have to write a minimum of 1 to 1 ½ page journal response of what is your take from the piece? What are your thoughts on it? Use first person and don’t make it sound like a book report.
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Running Head: KING LUTHER’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

King Luther’s letter from Birmingham jail
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KING LUTHER’S LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL

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Introduction
Among his many speeches, Letter from Birmingham Jail has inspired many people
globally. The letter creates the awareness that people are responsible for eradicating the
unjust system in their society rather than waiting for justice in courts to solve such issues.
The letter also inspires people that they should not always rely upon war to address injustices
in their society but should be ready to stand firm in a peaceful fight as long as their battle is
for just practices. The article herein explores regarding the Letter from Birmingham Jail, how
Luther King faced injustices and how he tried to fight the unjust law systems in Birmingham.
Injustices found in Birmingham by Martin Luther King
In his statement, he says “I, along with several members of my staff, am here because
I was invited here I am here because I have organisational ties here” (King, 174) to show that
he is there due to the presence of injustices in Birmingham. To any individual understanding,
the injustices that he finds there is the separation existing between whites and blacks. He
claims that “It is unfortunate that demonstrations are taking place in Birmingham, but it is
more unfortunate that the city’s white power structure left the Negro community with no
alternative.” (King 175). He meant that the whites have become so dominant over all
humankind which has shut down equality that existed between the whites and blacks
(Augustine, 2017).
The reason why King Luther was disappointed by the white churches
According to his letter, the King’s greatest disappointment from the churches of the
whites their inability to support him. His main aim was to bring change to Birmingham and
had hoped that he could rely upon the church to support in facilitating change but was
surprised to find out that the churches could not speak in defence. He says that “I had hoped
that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist to establish justice and that

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when they fail in this purpose, they become the dangerously structured dams that block the
flow of social progress.”(181). It is quite evident that he was hoping to establish a justice
system that is solid and was ready to tolerate any punishment for his opinions provided that
they were in support of the just law side. The church according to Luther was supposed to
show justice and Christianity, but they failed to meet such expectations. In his letter, he says,
“I had hoped that each of you would understand. B...


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