A Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr.
We read “A Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr. In the letter, Martin Luther King Jr. defends his activities as a nonviolent activist.
He argues that in order to bring about justice, it is necessary to use nonviolent direct action, such as demonstrations. He argues that unjust laws must be openly disobeyed, waiting is no longer acceptable, and people must stand against injustice wherever it is.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a civil rights leader who helped change America through his nonviolent activism. In particular, he is famous for campaigning against racial segregation. He is widely regarded as a national hero.