Modern Civil Disobedience. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Civil Rights Movement “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Informational Text Analysis. Modern Civil Disobedience. You have 15 minutes to finish your questions from Civil Disobedience and turn them in. .
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Civil Rights Movement
“Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Informational Text Analysis
You have 15 minutes to finish your questions from Civil Disobedience and turn them in.
Letter from Birmingham Jail Conference.
King was arrested on April 12, 1963 for failing to follow a court order that forbade a group of African-Americans from marching downtown to Birmingham, Alabama.
Four days latter eight clergymen from Alabama, including Bishops, ministers, and a rabbi, published a statement in a newspaper criticizing King for defying the law.
Although King had limited resources he drafted a response to the clerics. This long letter later becomes a principle statement of the Civil Rights Movement.
His letter focused on how felt compelled to employ civil disobedience to protest unjust measures. In other portions he explains how non-violent tactics like marches and boycotts are a means of bringing supporters of segregation to the negotiating table. In response to his critics’ observation that change takes time, he notes that African-Americans have been waiting centuries for equality.