Letter from Birmingham Jail


Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister, a leader of the Civil Rights movement, and the author of “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Responding to an open letter known as “A Call for Unity,” written… read analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eight White Clergymen

The Eight White Clergymen who wrote “A Call for Unity,” an open letter that criticized the Birmingham protests, are the implied readers of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” King refers to them as “My… read analysis of Eight White Clergymen