Letter from Birmingham Jail

by

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is a civil rights organization, of which Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first president. The organization was formed in 1957 with the original plan of desegregating bus systems throughout… read analysis of Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Lynching

Lynching is a form of murder, often committed by a mob of people taking the law into their own hands, and often in the form of a public hanging. Lynching was a common practice during… read analysis of Lynching

Nebuchadnezzar

Nebuchadnezzar I was the King of Babylonia from 605 BC to 562 BC, who is known in the Bible for invading Jerusalem twice and destroying the central Hebrew Temple. In the Bible, Daniel maintains his… read analysis of Nebuchadnezzar

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against the Tea Act of 1773, which allowed the British to trade tea in the American colonies without paying taxes. This was the culmination of years of tension… read analysis of Boston Tea Party

Ku Klux Klan

Also known as the KKK, this extremist group maintains a platform of racial segregation, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism. They used violent means—including lynching—to oppose civil rights and racial equality in the 1950s and 60s… read analysis of Ku Klux Klan
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