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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 - ... Next, they could not use the same restrooms as the whites. In the book when Dad is talking to Mom about Alabama it says, “oh yeah,” dad interrupted “ they’re laugh a minute down there. Let’s see where was that coloreds only bathroom downtown.” (pg 5) That shows another example how segregation plays out in the book and when it was happening. At that time, “ The law enforced segregation by creating separate facilities for African Americans and whites.” (pg 207) The law was forcing segregation on them and they could not use the same facilities....   [tags: segregation, civil rights] 543 words
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - ... In the beginning of the movie, the family is sitting in the livingroom, bundled together because of the cold weather in Michigan. Byron has an attitude and he is sitting in the love seat by himself, kind of far off from the family. The father and mother tells Byron that he is going to be staying with his grandmother a little longer because of his disobedient ways. The fact that Byron is sitting by himself is very interesting because it shows that Byron is not as close to his mother and father as his other two siblings are....   [tags: movie review and analysis] 757 words
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis - Introduction Christopher Paul Curtis wrote The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 throughout the course of 1995. The novel follows the Watsons, a black family living in Flint, Michigan during the Civil Rights Era. In a historical context, 1963 and the early 1990s have far more in common than one would expect. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 following the church bombing in Birmingham, and yet race-based discrimination remains a problem even in our modern society via passive racism. This paper will analyze the ways in which Curtis’ The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 draws parallels between the time in which his is writing during and the time in which he is writing about....   [tags: Book Analysis, White Standard]
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Parenting Style of the Watsons - Parenting styles are very important in influencing children’s behavior, and the styles form the context in which children’s behavior might occur (Fox para. 2). There are four different types of parenting styles. These styles, developed by child psychologist Diana Baumrind, who provides a majority of the information found in the book Understanding Children and Adolescents,include authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and neglectful/uninvolved (Forsyth 376). In the extremely funny children’s book The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, the author Christopher Paul Curtis uses the family’s life and adventure as a way of showing many characteristics of a particular parenting style used on t...   [tags: Teaching Essays]
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Birmingham 1963 - In April and May of 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was a focal point for the civil rights movement. Birmingham was home to one of the most violent cells of the KKK and violence against black people was so commonplace (especially in the form of explosives) that it was referred to as “Bombingham.” It was these conditions that lead Martin Luther King to arrive and organize a series of non-violent protests in the city. These protests were relatively low key and weren’t very well attended. This was due to the fact that political rivalries between King’s organization, the SCLC, and other civil right’s organizations like CORE and the NAACP....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement] 1335 words
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Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Letter from a Birmingham Jail      Is an individual ever morally justified in breaking a law?  The answer to this question is yes.  There are several reasons that have made me believe that it is morally justifiable in breaking the law; however the most convincing comes from Dr. Martin Luther King in his letter from a Birmingham Jail.  " We can never forget what that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal..." (Classic Arguments 668).  King went on in his letter to say that it would be against man made law to help a jew in Nazi Germany.  What King said in his letter has to make a person think that not all laws are good for the group in society and morality is a justifiable excuse...   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail]
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The Philosophy of Nonviolence of Dr. Martin Luther King in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail gave the people an insight into the mind and his unwillingness to give up on his dream for better life and respect for ‘Negroes’. However, it was not just his mentality we have an insight on but also his philosophy, his mantra. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a devoted Christian and refused to use cruel, demeaning words and unnecessary violence to get his points across to the people. He fought against the injustices brought on upon the black people by the ‘white power’ in Birmingham....   [tags: Letter from a Birmingham Jail] 1340 words
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Letter from Birmingham Jail - Race. It is a word that is associated with many thoughts, words, and emotions. The color of peoples' skin is the first thing that is noticed. Throughout history people have judged and mistreated because they were of the wrong  race. A prime example of this is the racial tension between blacks and whites. The driving force behind this tension is the past. For many years blacks were mistreated and abused based solely on the color of the skin. In Martin Luther King J.R.'s "Letter from Birmingham  Jail", he uses references to the past and people of the past to strengthen his point....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail Essays] 613 words
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Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall - Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall In 'Ballad of Birmingham,' Dudley Randall illustrates a conflict between a child who wishes to march for civil rights and a mother who wishes only to protect her child. Much of this poem is read as dialogue between a mother and a child, a style which gives it an intimate tone and provides insight to the feelings of the characters. Throughout the poem the child is eager to go into Birmingham and march for freedom with the people there. The mother, on the other hand, is very adamant that the child should not go because it is dangerous....   [tags: Analysis Ballad Birmingham Dudley Randall Essays] 822 words
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Dudley Randall's Poem Ballad of Birmingham - Dudley Randall's Poem Ballad of Birmingham The poem 'The Ballad of Birmingham', by Dudley Randall, is based on the historical event of the bombing in 1963 of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s church by white terrorists. It is a poem in which a daughter expresses her interest in attending a civil rights rally and the mother fearful for her daughter's safety refuses to let her go. In the poem the daughter in fighting for the course of the operessed people of her time/generation instead of going out to play....   [tags: Dudley Randall Ballad Birmingham Essays] 585 words
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Letter from a Birmingham Jail and The Declaration of Individualism - Letter from a Birmingham Jail and The Declaration of Individualism Although the time periods and goals may be different the method for bringing about change is usually the same, this method is protest. This method is supported by two different people, in two different time periods, with two different goals; these two people are Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King Junior. Martin Luther King Junior's letter from a Birmingham Jail was an expression of his encouragement for protest against tradition and established laws and a justification for his actions....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail] 849 words
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Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail - It was change created by a human for the human, a change which made the life of others livable. During the civil rights movement in America in 1960’s various techniques were used to gain the civil rights for the black people in a series of which came the “Letter form Birmingham jail” written by Martin Luther King himself. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" was a profound and persuasive written argument which captured the emotions of many people encompassing rigid life experiences, educated observances, and deeply rooted spiritual beliefs....   [tags: Civil Rights King Birmingham] 1166 words
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Pathos in MLK Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail - Pathos in MLK, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail   In his "Letter," Martin Luther King Jr.'s ability to effectively use pathos, or to appeal to the emotions of his audiences, is evident in a variety of places. More particularly in paragraph fourteen, King demonstrates his ability to inspire his fellow civil rights activists, invoke empathy in the hearts of white moderates, and create compassion in the minds of the eight clergyman to which the "Letter" is directed. In response to the clergyman's claim that his use of direct action was "untimely," King states, "We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God-given rights." As you can see, this statement is in d...   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail] 579 words
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Mr. Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail - "Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail, which was written in April 16, 1963, is a passionate letter that addresses and responds to the issue and criticism that a group of white clergymen had thrown at him and his pro- black American organization about his and his organization's non- violent demonstrative actions against racial prejudice and injustice among black Americans in Birmingham. King writes the letter to defend his organization's actions and the letter is also an appeal to the people, both the white and black American society, the social, political, and religious community, and the whole of American society to encourage desegregation and encourage solidarity and equal...   [tags: Letter From Birmingham Jail King Essays] 408 words
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King's Argument in A Letter from Birmingham Jail - King's Argument in A Letter from Birmingham Jail In Dr. King's essay 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' he addresses the claims made about his arrest by the eight clergymen. His responses are very long and detailed, giving a very compelling and moving point of view. His letter is directed to his audience, which consists of white middle class citizens who Dr. King refers to as the 'white moderates'. Dr. King's letter is very persuasive because his use of pathos makes the audience think or imagine themselves in the situation....   [tags: Luther King Birmingham Jail Essays Papers]
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Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King - One of the most skillfully written compositions was done in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was heading a national political movement for the recognizable equal treatment of colored people wrote a letter to his fellow clergy men while being imprisoned. In one article, he was able to address not only the clergy, but a wide, diverse audience, send his message across thoroughly, and affect millions of lives because of his purpose and the different personas he assumed....   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Birmingham Jail] 1122 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From a Birmingham Jail - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” In King’s essay, “Letter From Birmingham Jail”, King brilliantly employs the use of several rhetorical strategies that are pivotal in successfully influencing critics of his philosophical views on civil disobedience. King’s eloquent appeal to the logical, emotional, and most notably, moral and spiritual side of his audience, serves to make “Letter From Birmingham Jail” one of the most moving and persuasive literary pieces of the 20th century....   [tags: Letter From Birmingham Jail Essays civil rights]
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail      Martin Luther King Jr. writes the Clergymen that have written him a letter disputing his actions in Birmingham. King is disturbed and offended by the Clergymen disagreeing with his purpose in Birmingham. King say he normally does not respond to criticism because it would waste to much precious time, but since these were men of good will he wanted to give his answers to their statements. In King's letter he appeals to many emotions as pathos, ethos, and logos to appeal to his audience....   [tags: Letter Birmingham Jail Luther King Essays] 1150 words
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Exploration of Civil Disobedience in Sophocles' Antigone, King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, and Plato's From Crito - Exploration of Civil Disobedience in Sophocles' Antigone, King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, and Plato's From Crito Civil disobedience spawns a major and widely debated issue by many who established by well-known intelligent scholars and many examples of civil disobedience become displayed. The acts of civil disobedience can be noted in major works such as Sophocles?s Antigone, King?s ?Letter from Birmingham Jail?, or even from Plato?s ?from Crito?. A specific claim exemplified throughout these works make that civil disobedience races in gaining popularity and should remain allowed, and continued to be seen as a solution to reform poorly established laws....   [tags: Antigone Letter Birmingham Jail Crito] 582 words
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A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail - A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the advantages and purposes for his theory of nonviolent direct action in his Letter From Birmingham City Jail. He shows four basic steps that must be taken to achieve nonviolent action. They include 1) collection of facts to determine whether injustices are alive; 2) negotiation; 3) self-purification; and 4) direct action. Each of these steps will be explained as part of King's argument later in this essay....   [tags: King Martin Luther Birmingham Jail Essays] 1372 words
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The Birmingham Campaign - Ever since the African American race was brought over to the United States they have been mistreated. Upon their arrival, Americans instantly enslaved them and used them for work, not even considering them as people. With the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, slavery was finally outlawed; however, “colored” people were still treated unequally through segregation. Segregation was legalized by the Court decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson. But, in 1952, the case Brown v....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Birmingham Rehabilitation - Of the three research articles, two were quantitative studies, and one was a systematic review. The Birmingham Rehabilitation Uptake Maximization study compared the outcomes of HBCR and CBCR in terms of cardiac risk factors, and adherence to rehabilitation 12 months after recruitment post-MI, PTCA, or CABG (Jolly, Lip, Taylor, Raftery, Mant, Lane, Greenfield, & Stevens, 2009). The second study, General Health Improvement, reviewed the overall benefits of continuing cardiac rehabilitation at home....   [tags: obesity, cholesterol]
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The Success of the Birmingham Movement - In a letter written from the Birmingham City Jail in 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. made the proclamation that Birmingham, Alabama was, “Probably the most segregated city in the United States”. Martin Luther King’s, Why We Can’t Wait, initially provides the argument for why African Americans were ready to seek equality in a part of the country whose roots were planted deeply into segregation. King stated in his introduction that “The war had been won but not at just peace. Equality had never arrived....   [tags: segregation, Martin Luther King] 529 words
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St Patrick's Festival in Birmingham - ... It is possible for people to volunteer via the website or Facebook. So they have to count on the help of other people. Moreover the festival has a partnership with the City Council of Birmingham and live from sponsors and their media partners radio wm and The Herp & Craic. Their sponsors are Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Guinness, Birmingham City Council, The Irish Post, South & City College as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (St Patrick’s Birmingham, n. d.). Promotion The festival gets promoted through their sponsors and their media partners as well as the Newspaper Birmingham Mail, the Irish Post, their website and through social media....   [tags: marketing mix] 1651 words
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Air Pollution in Birmingham, Alabama - Air pollution continues to be a significant problem in the city of Birmingham, as it has been for decades. No one enjoys walking the streets of Birmingham only to taste or smell the smoke and particulates in the air, not to mention the damaging effects to one’s health. Fortunately, improvements have been made; forty years ago, residents of Birmingham could not even see the skyline due to the immense amounts of particulates in the air, but now the skyline is visible on a daily basis. The noticeable improvement indicates the progress that has been made over the years, but there is still plenty of room for much needed improvement....   [tags: Environment]
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Sustainable Economic Development of Birmingham - The creation of a strong and sustainable economy in any city requires a numerous variation of factors and a careful balance of strategic policies made by the city council, local planners or other vital participants in the building of a successful urban dynamic. With the dramatic decline of the manufacturing sector in many of Britain’s major cities such as Birmingham, a strong and sustainable economy has almost been out of reach. Unemployment and the great suburban decentralisation of residences have caused the heart of major cities in Britain to suffer and decline economically....   [tags: Economics] 1205 words
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Civil Disobedience and Birmingham Campaign - ... This project C brought national attention to the inequality of America’s economic, legal and social system- attention that led to the civil rights act of 1964. The main opponent to the protesters was a Birmingham politician named Bull Connor. ON April 12, 1963 knowing they would get protested, a number of protestors led by Dr. King set out on a march. They were all arrested and sent to jail. King said that he would go to jail without any violence. On April 12, 1963 he was sent to jail where he wrote the famous “Letter from Birmingham”....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Henry David Thoreau] 987 words
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Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall - The faded voices of choir singers are muffled by a roaring explosion. The sounds from the crumbling building spread down the block. Worn-down bricks, knocked out from underneath each another. Shards of colored glass, shot into the air. Chucks of wood and rubbish litter the sidewalk. Thick smoke and fearful screams saturate the air. A mother’s worse nightmare. In the poem “Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall, a mother attempted to protect her daughter by sending her to church. However, in the end, the child has her entire life stolen from her....   [tags: church, explosion, love]
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The Elyton Cemetery of Birmingham - Draft #2 There was a time, once, when the bustling and growing city of Birmingham did not exist, when There exists only a few remaining landmarks that precede the establishment of the Magic City. One often neglected one is the Elyton Cemetery. Being the oldest cemetery in Birmingham, it holds much history. But, the question lingers, does it also hold a priceless work from the most famous artist to work in Birmingham. Its story begins in 1821, fifty years before the city was officially established....   [tags: relics and landmarks] 979 words
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The Letter from Birmingham Jail - On April 16, 1963, from a jail in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. composed an extensive letter to eight clergymen who condemned the timing of the civil rights movement. Although the letter was addressed to these eight clergymen, the Letter from Birmingham Jail speaks to a national audience, especially King’s “Christian and Jewish brothers”(King, 29). His peaceful but firm letter serves as a remarkably persuasive voice to an immensely chaotic mess, and is seen as a major turning point in the civil rights movement....   [tags: Martin Luther King] 1038 words
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The Birmingham 1963 Campaign - ... The majority of the civil rights demonstrators in Alabama that day were high school students. The pictures of these children being attacked by dogs and sprayed with water from high-powered fire hoses were very disturbing and shocking to most viewers. It gave a more accurate and sympathetic account; one that the public hadn’t seen before, 4. What aspects of these images by Life photographer Charles Moore transformed American sensibilities regarding civil rights. How did people like Birmingham police chief Bull Connor and organizations like the Ku Klux Klan participate in changing the hearts and minds of many American’s, if not the right to sit together on a bus....   [tags: civil rights violations] 591 words
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Devastating Bombing in Birmingham - ... He was then sent to trial where he was only charged with possession of dynamite and got a $100.00 fine and 6 months in jail. After being jailed and paying off his fine his case was closed in 1968. Chambliss was once again was on the streets thinking he had gotten away with murder until the case was opened again years later (Trueman). This case was opened again in 1971 due to the fact that the FBI had gathered enough evidence to convict Chambliss once again and have him tried for the murder of the four African American girls (Simkin)....   [tags: balck, american history, african americans]
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The Effects of the Birmingham Campaign on Segregation in America - Even the largest political movements when stripped to their bare fundamentals reveal a simple idea, image, or action. Likewise, the Civil Rights Movement began with an idea. An idea of an improved future; a future in which colored people could walk the streets of America beside people of other races without scorn and contempt. This future was realized by the city of Birmingham, Alabama. At the end of the 20th century, Birmingham was populated to such an extent with hatred and spite, Dr. Martin Luther King referred to it as “probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States” (King 2)....   [tags: Racism ]
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Birmingham Bigots Busted - Sending a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. was potentially the largest mistake the Eight White Clergymen could have made if they wanted to sustain segregation. They probably did not expect such an eloquent response from an African-American. The letter to King asks him to give up his demonstrations because it only hurts his cause by instigating further hatred and violence. The letter continues on and asks for “...our own Negro community to withdraw support from these demonstrations...” and to instead keep the fight for their rights to the court system and out of the streets....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr, Segregation] 739 words
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An Analysis of Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Letter from a Birmingham Jail was written by Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. in April of 1963, as he sat, as the title states, in a Birmingham, Alabama jail. King had been jailed for his participation in a peaceful protest of segregation in public places such as lunch counters and public restrooms (Berkley, 2003). While jailed, King read a criticism of the protest by a group of white ministers, who felt such demonstrations “directed and in part led by outsiders” were “unwise and untimely”, suggesting that blacks should wait for the court system to work....   [tags: Analysis, Martin Luther King Jr.] 1087 words
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University of Phoenix-Birmingham - ... Completing an Associate's Degree in Foundations of Business can usually be completed in about two and a half years. Students completing the AA degree with a concentration in Foundations of Business will be able to work in entry level positions or improve their opportunities for advancement within the workplace. Bachelor of Science in Business University of Phoenix offers a BS in Business with several concentrations: Administration, Finance, Global Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Public Sector, Private Sector or Sustainable Enterprise Management....   [tags: School of Business, Degrees] 707 words
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Dudley Randall's Poem "Ballad of Birmingham" - Dudley Randall was born on January 19, 1914 in Washington D.C. and died on August 2, 2000 in Southfield, Michigan. His mother Ada Viloa was a teacher and his father Arthur George Clyde Randall was a Congregational minister. His father was very much into politics because of that Dudley and his brother would listen to prominent black speakers. When Randall was about nine years old he and his family move to Detroit, Michigan in 1920. By the time he was thirteen he had his first poem published in the Detroit Free Press....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Analysis of Letter From A Birmingham Jail - In the year of 1963, Martin Luther King was imprisoned for peacefully marching in a parade as a nonviolent campaign against segregation. In Martin Luther King’s essay “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the paragraphs that have the most emotional appeal are, just as the critics say, paragraphs thirteen and fourteen. King tugs at the reader’s emotions in these specific paragraphs using very detailed examples about the difficult, heart-wrenching misfortunes that have happened to the African American society and what they had to endure on a daily basis in Birmingham by using metaphors, contrasts, alliteration, anaphora, and imagery....   [tags: martin luther king, emotional appeal, emotions]
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A Letter From a Birmingham Jail - A Letter From a Birmingham Jail In Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," his thoughts and ideas are directly stated, well expressed, explained, and illustrated. King's style of writing gives the reader a clear glimpse into the world with which he struggled and allows his letter to be powerfully effective. In the introductory paragraph, King introduces his reason for writing the letter and details who the audience is to be. He explains that he rarely answers criticisms and gives his reasons for answering this particular one....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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Shooting an Elephant and Letter from Birmingham Jail - ... There were those who had the unfortunate circumstance of being put in jail by their oppressors. George Orwell gives us a very good picture of how they were treated; “The wretched prisoners huddling in stinking cages of the lock-ups, the grey, cowed faces of the long-term convicts, the scarred buttocks of the men who had been flogged with bamboos – all of these oppressed me with guilt.” (Orwell 573). Dr. King never mentions his treatment in jail, but he does tell us why he was in jail. Dr. King was put incarcerated because he and other African Americans were protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham....   [tags: white oppressors]
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Martin Luther King: Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King: Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin L. King in Birmingham In 1963, living in Birmingham, Alabama was tough to live in due to how segregated it was. Everything from businesses, diners, libraries, churches, and even bathrooms were segregated. Martin L. King went to Birmingham because he was called by affiliates from the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights contacted him in aiding them on a nonviolent direct action program. He wanted to help because of the injustices there and was said that anything unjust in Birmingham ultimately affects everyone....   [tags: civil rights, activists, segregation]
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Rhetorical Analysis of the Letter from Birmingham Jail - ... In paragraph 2, King outlines the hierarchical leadership in his organization and the relationship between his organizations with other organizations that are contrary to the obvious reason he was striding to. It is of absolute no impact to tell the clergymen of the honor he serves as a president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He ought to have stated the exact reasons of his coming to the City and the link of the same to the mandates of the organization. I believe this was to reveal much on himself and the position he was in the SCLC and it was a nice approach to give them detailed information (The Atlantic Monthly, 78)....   [tags: Marting Luther King Jr, american history]
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Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall - The Ballad of Birmingham resembles a traditional ballad in that it tells a story in a song-like manner. The didactic tone seeks to teach us something; in this case it’s the theme of needless destruction. There are many devices the author uses to create such a tone and to tell such a story. First of all, the most visible element of importance is the irony. A kid dying in a church where his mom told him to go to be safe is very ironic and it completely portrays the current situation of racial violence in the southern states....   [tags: essays research papers] 684 words
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