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Letter From a Birmingham Jail

This
week, your task is to respond to the letter written by Martin Luther King. After reading the "Letter From A Birmingham Jail" I want you to answer the following two questions:

1. What do you feel was Dr. Martin Luther King's best argument in his letter to counter the clergy's Unity Letter?

2. Why do you feel it was an effective argument? Was there anything in the targeting theory and Maslow's Hierarchy that might be applicable here? How did he target the "needs" or the beliefs of the clergy who were the recipients of the letter? Remember, he was writing to the clergy in Birmingham who felt that Dr. King was an outsider who should not be in Birmingham. How effective or well targeted was Dr. King's argument?

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Running head: LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL

Letter from a Birmingham Jail
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LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL

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Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the
most outspoken leader of the civil rights movement from 1954 to his death in 1968 (Gilbreath,
2013). He is known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience
inspired by his Christian beliefs. Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is one of the
soundest arguments he makes as a minister against segregation while countering the clergy’s
Unity Letter. He argues that direct action is the best move for the Negro community to make as it
will create a crisis situation that is too great to ...


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Awesome! Perfect study aid.

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