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Letter from Birmingham Jail Notes

  • Submitted by: tranletuananhdl
  • on November 13, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 327 words

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- First indicate why he was at the Birmingham: two reasons was set forth, first the “organizational ties”, second the “injustice is here” (give several examples of how injustice attract the heroes in the past) (injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.
- Give out some brutal facts about the segregated city of Birmingham
- Explain the motive of self-purification and non-violent concept (highlighted part page 2)
- Indicate that the action is “well-timed”, that wait is no more acceptable if they expect desegregation (give a whole paragraph of pictures and facts about the segregated and oppressed Negroes)
- The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all." Then distinction between unjust and just law are made using examples and quotes
- Giving out the purpose of him breaking the “unjust” law (give a superb example about Hitler and his unjust law)
- The time is now, it’s now or never, since time is always ripe to do right
- One more embrace the idea of non-violent movement
- Define himself as an extremist for love not for hatred, an extremist for justice
- Name his major disappointment of the segregated churches and white leadership there
- End the essays by commending the help of fellow sit inner and the old lady, the children, the studens
- One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters, they were in reality standing up for what is best in the American dream and for the most sacred values in our Judaeo Christian heritage

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