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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]

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Letter From Birmingham Jail By Dr. King

- Clergymen, Recently you have received a letter from Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In Dr. King’s letter he illustrates the motives and reasoning for the extremist action of the Civil Rights movement throughout the 1960’s. In the course of Dr. King’s letter to you, he uses rhetorical questioning and logistical reasoning, imagery and metaphors, and many other rhetorical devices to broaden your perspectives. I am writing this analysis in hopes you might reconsider the current stance you have taken up regarding the issues at hand....   [tags: Rhetoric, Letter from Birmingham Jail]

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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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Martin Luther King 's Letter From Birmingham Jail

- ... In class, we were given two opportunities to practice our skills, and I was able to structure my arguments differently for each and see what worked for me. When arranging his speech, King used the motivational sequence. I too attempted to use this arrangement style when developing my persuasive speech, but I was not nearly as successful at it. I am not Martin Luther King, but through practice, I know that I could learn how to structure my arguments better, just as King does. What does the experience suggest to you about your weaknesses....   [tags: Rhetoric, 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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Martin Luther King 's Letter From Birmingham Jail, Pathos, Ethos, And Logos

- In Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham Jail, pathos, ethos, and logos are vividly expressed throughout it. All three rhetorical devices are vital to the meaning of the letter; the most influential being pathos. MLK takes advantage of the human body’s strong response to emotion. It is illustrated in his appeal to empathy, exercised mainly through gruesome depictions; his call for action to his peers, as shown when he expresses his disappointment in them as they preserve order over justice; and his strategic use of pathos as a supporting effort for both ethos and logos arguments....   [tags: Rhetoric, Letter from Birmingham Jail]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Morals in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown and King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

- Morals are set standards of right and wrong for society as a whole. One ’s self image of morals are what the individual thinks is right and wrong according to what he or she learns; however, this “Internal compass” can be influenced because society controls most of what they learn. One’s self image of morals allows an individual to provide compelling arguments, provides emotional stability and allows for an individual to have predetermined views of right and wrong; on account of the fact that said individuals choose to follow the revolutionary figures who provide a strong base for the creation of one’s self image of morals....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail, 2014]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Political Situation Of Birmingham

- ... The accusation of King crossing the boundaries was absurd and ridiculous because they don’t know the history of Birmingham and America as a whole. Some particular group of people lived in Birmingham even before the clergymen. Their criticism was based on myth, hatred and lack of knowledge which took over their way of thinking and making rational decisions.. The criticism of no negotiation was wrong and bias because the clergymen never gave room for negotiation. The white community leaders refused to sit to make dialogue with the black leaders....   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Ballad Of Birmingham '

- The time during the civil rights movement was full of great struggles for african american’s in the southern United States. During the 1950s-1960s we saw some of the most influential figures in civil rights movement, such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Park making strides for equal rights for all people. Even with these advancements for equality, the southern United States still had a lot of racial tension and people with the inability to accept change in the mentality for all people to be equal....   [tags: Southern United States, African American]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Ballad Of Birmingham '

- In 1969, Dudley Randall published his poem “Ballad of Birmingham” in response to the historical event of the bombing in 1963 of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church by white terrorists. It is a dialogue between mother and daughter during which, the daughter asks her mother for going out to join the Freedom March, and eventually, she ends up dying in an explosion of the church. The poem has become the greatest work of Randall, and it leaves the readers with a deep emotion about tragedies due to the segregation in the 1960s....   [tags: Poetry, African American, Racism, Stanza]

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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]

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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]

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A Letter From Birmingham Jail

- ... He explains morality as having a divine character, “the law of God,” (citation) and in terms of what morality is not, King defines morality through the unjust law, one that is “out of harmony” (citation) with the divine origin of morality. Yet, humanity’s ability to translate morality from its divine origins to law lends morality a human aspect. This “proper behavior” as originating in morality’s Latin etymology, King describes as the decree of just society and the law of God. King suggests that the human facet of morality is most vulnerable....   [tags: Law, Human rights, Morality, Ethics]

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The Letter From Birmingham Jail

- ... He stated that “You may see my non-violent efforts as those of an extremist”. King showed by evidences that he isn’t an extremist because he is standing between two opposing forces in the Negroes community. One force was the accommodation to the in-equality, since these Negroes got disappointed due to many years of discrimination. Kings stated that ‘they have been completely drained of self- respect and sense of somebodyness”. King handled two powerful words” Self-respect and sense of somebodyness” to show the atrocious situation of the Negroes who accepted segregation....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race]

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Letter From A Birmingham Jail

- In the letter, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr, and the speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” by Malcolm X, the authors discuss their very different viewpoints on what form of freedom would it take to accomplished their goal. While King believes that peaceful approaches would allow the black community to achieve equality with the white Americans, Malcolm X thinks achieving equality with white Americans is nearly impossible; therefore, he preaches a separatist doctrine. Although King and X are both fighting for the black community’s rights and their integration into the nation’s system, their approaches differ significantly....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, African American]

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The Letter From Birmingham Jail

- ... What I mean by this is that sometimes people put laws in this world that most people might not necessarily agree with them Or might not be something that pleases “God.” People can argue that there are many laws being approved that go against what God demands us to follow. In the bible Timothy 1, 1:9 it states the following, “For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for the people who are lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murders.” This verse from the bible shows us a very interested view of point....   [tags: Morality, Law, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Recovery And Professional Caring By Jean Watsons Theory Of Human Caring And The Repper And Perkins Recovery Model

- ... 208). The final fourth step is reflecting, which involves two simultaneous steps; reflecting-in-action and reflecting-on-action (Tanner, 2006, p. 209). Reflecting-in-action is about assessing how your patient is responding to nursing interventions and cares you applied (Tanner, 2006, p. 209). Reflecting-on-action is the critical thinking that is done after the event; this evaluates what you as a nurse have learned from the situation and how you can develop to gain knowledge from this occurrence (Tanner, 2006, p....   [tags: Nursing, Registered nurse]

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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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Comparing The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 and My Brother Sam Is Dead

- Comparing The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 and My Brother Sam Is Dead In the novels The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis and My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, two young boys are faced with the challenge of learning the moral and ethical codes that will shape their futures. Kenny Watson and Tim Meeker live in very different times, but they face events that complicate their lives. Though one boy learns his morals through playful encounters and the other is forced to educate himself during a war, the conclusion of each story shows that both characters have successfully found sets of rules to follow....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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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]

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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.]

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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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Jackson Vs. Birmingham Board Of Education

- Jackson vs. Birmingham Board of Education (2005) Parker, 4 Jackson vs. Birmingham Board of Education (2005): Right to Equal Rights Grace Parker Liberty High School 3AB Jackson vs. Birmingham Board of Education (2005) is a more recent case that still fights against one of history?s most common topics; equal rights. This will always stand as one of the greatest problem factors the world will face until eternity....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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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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UK Athletics, based in Birmingham England

- ... The athletes UK athletics believe can win medals in the most upcoming championships are given the most funding and are placed in a group called ‘World Class Podium’. The athletes they believe can challenge for medals in the future do receive less funding but in the next phase of funding in four years’ time it is hoped they will develop enough and receive ‘World Class Podium’ funding, but for the moment they receive ‘World Class Development’ funding. With regard to funding UK athletics receive from The Exchequer; this is received annually with in some instances two payments....   [tags: sports, united kingdom, ireland]

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Donoghue V. Birmingham Water Works

- Donoghue v Stevenson was the case that changed everything. Before this case, a contract could not impose limited liability on a stranger. Thus meant that a third party who suffered loss and damage as a result of a breach of warranty in a contract between two other parties could not sue. A clear description of negligence was set out in the case Blyth v Birmingham Water Works ‘‘…. the omission to do something which a erasable man, guided upon those considerations which ordinarily regulate the conduct of human affairs, would do, or doing something which a prudent and reasonable man would not do.’’ - Alderson B....   [tags: Negligence, Tort, Duty of care]

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Birmingham Vending Company Incorporated: Challenges for New Management

- Introduction Birmingham Vending Company Incorporated’s new owners are dissatisfied with the company’s fiscal performance and have hired a new leader to improve profitability (About us, 2011). Before being replaced, Bob Greenwood – Birmingham’s founding owner – led Birmingham with an innovative approach to gaming and video amusement machine design, eventually achieving 30 percent market share. Greenwood’s replacement – an accountant – recently interviewed the production and marketing managers in order to understand the company’s challenges but is unsure of how to improve the Birmingham’s fortunes....   [tags: Business Administration]

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Birmingham, Alabama Demonstrations of 1963

- The topic we researched was the demonstrations that occurred in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. These demonstrations stemmed from rising racial tensions in the area. African American people cried out for equality and when their cries were not answered they took the next step and participated in numerous demonstrations in 1963. The topics concerning the demonstrations and events that occurred in Birmingham that were most commonly written about in 1963 are lunch counter demonstrations, marches, a boycott of four variety store chains, church bombings, and the arrest of Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement]

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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]

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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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Letter From Birmingham Jail By Dr. King

- On April 12, 1963 Dr. King wrote one of his famous literatures to address his biggest issues in Birmingham and the United States at the time. After being criticized by his fellow clergymen MLK decided to respond to the churches. In the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Dr. King, He explains his experience and the racial injustice he has acquired from Birmingham. While in jail he describes the stores in Birmingham having racial signs and clear hate towards blacks. In addition to this, he talks about the inequality towards the African American community by describing the power of the oppressor and the clear signs of racism in the city as well as the inequality the leaders perform....   [tags: African American, Racism, Nonviolence]

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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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Letter From Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther King

- In 1963, when African-Americans were fighting for black and white equality, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” While confined in the Birmingham jail, King felt the need to respond to a letter published in the local newspaper. This letter criticized King’s intentions during his visit by saying they were untimely. As a way to defend his actions, King put together a number of arguments and beliefs that proved why taking direct action was necessary during a time of racial discrimination....   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail

- Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail Arguably, throughout history, the most influential book ever written has been “The Holy Bible.” Whether it is a historical document, a children’s story, a fable, a story of moral lessons, or a multitude of novels; “The Holy Bible” and its themes have been passed down through generations. If one were to look at “The Holy Bible” as a whole then one could say that the themes of the Bible are all about freedom and how one has a responsibility to keep that freedom....   [tags: Bible, Non-violence]

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Birmingham

- Foundations Today is an important day for myself, as well as all African Americans still fighting for our basic human rights that were spelled out in the Constitution almost two hundred years ago. We no longer want to be known as uneducated or secondary citizens. It is time that we are recognized as an equal race of people, and not simply just as “niggers.” The oppressor will never free the oppressed; it is up to the oppressed to free themselves. Therefore, the black people will cease to be kept quiet and will begin to make a united stand against the racial barrier that exists in the United States, especially in Birmingham....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Letter From Birmingham Jail By Dr. King

- ... Dr. King then states that the Declaration of Independence the true meaning was that everyman must be treated equally, but in the southern part of the country the blacks were treating the blacks poorly. He uses historical examples to bring his ideas to light. For example, In Letter from Birmingham Jail, he writes, “Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts. There have been more unsolved bombings of Negro homes and churches in Birmingham than in any other city in the nation” (801)....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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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]

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Letters from a Birmingham Jail

- Letters from a Birmingham Jail Aristotle is a very citable man when it comes to the way we think today. His rhetoric techniques are still being used in today's society. The Neo-Aristotelian Criticism is three different appeals of persuasion. This is ethos, pathos and logos, which makes one heck of a convincing argument. Ethos gives credibility, pathos shows emotion and logos uses words. In the text, Letter from Birmingham Jail, we find many examples of the criticism. Martin Luther King Jr. is writing a letter from inside the jail of Birmingham in April of 1963....   [tags: American Literature]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Letter from Birmingham Jail

- In the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail) written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the three artistic appeals of Aristotle are plainly apparent, especially logos. Dr. King repeatedly appeals to logos (Ruszkiewicz) throughout the entire piece; particularly when he says he was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist then gradually gained a matter of satisfaction from the label. He is very impassioned in his language and tone in this part of the letter, yet still makes a strong argument for logic....   [tags: Martin Luther King]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Letter From A Birmingham Jail '

- ... stated his hope that "the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities" (King 980-981). Unfortunately, upon analysis of the drug war, it is found that those dark clouds remain suspended above America,and that fog is as blinding as ever. Research into drug usage and selling has found that "drug use and selling are comparable across racial lines" (DPA). In light of this fact, it logically follows that arrest rates would be fairly even across racial lines, however, this is not the case....   [tags: African American, Race, Racism]

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All It Takes For Change Is Action

- In his essay, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr. comments on the moral issue of slavery. Martin Luther king Jr. believes that all men should be born with equal rights regardless of their race and color. He strongly asserts to his reading audience that people must not continue to follow laws that discriminate against and hurt one race and keep a group of people oppressed. He also asserts that one group should not be fighting by itself. He believes that the oppressed have to rise up because they will not be handed equal rights voluntarily and moderate whites should also protest inequality because when they do nothing in fear of rapid and radical change they prevent social pr...   [tags: Letter From Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King]

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`` Letter From Birmingham Jail `` And Nicholas Carr

- Argumentation has followed humans from the dawn of time as a way for us to express our ideas and for our ideas to be heard. People naturally obtain the knowledge to persuade others, either backing their opinions by fact or touching others emotionally, from growing up and through their own experiences in life. We can be persuaded by a numerous amounts of different factors pertaining to the argument. There are four different types of strategies in which an argument can be presented and make the argument effective....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logic, Regulatory Focus Theory]

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I Saw a Life Performance at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

- On 29 of September 2009, I went to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to watch the live performance of east is east, and then we have been told to write a theatre review explaining the story of the play, the set, the characters costume, actor’s voice and then conclude about the live performance. The play was written by Ayub-Khan-Din telling his story about his childhood. The play we watched was rewritten. The play east is east is based on family, culture clash, identity clash, freedom of choice, imprisonment and arranged marriage....   [tags: Theatre, live performance, ]

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Comparing Letter from a Birmingham Jail and Civil Disobedience

- Martin Luther King and Henry David Thoreau each write exemplary persuasive essays that depict social injustice and discuss civil disobedience, which is the refusal to comply with the law in order to prove a point. In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” King speaks to a specific audience: the African Americans, and discusses why he feels they should bring an end to segregation. Thoreau on the other hand, in “Civil Disobedience,” speaks to a broader, non-addressed audience as he largely expresses his feelings towards what he feels is an unjust government....   [tags: compare/contrast]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

- Throughout our lives, we carry and value our own beliefs. As we face different challenges, we may be persuaded into making certain choices. However, no matter how convincing a person may be, in the end we always have the last word. Nobody likes being told what to do but we do like to hear other opinions for a different perspective. The proper way of using rhetoric is through a confident tone that is knowledgeable of their topic. The speaker should have integrity and be selfless in the sense that they are understanding towards their audience....   [tags: Rhetoric, Ethos, Regulatory Focus Theory, Logos]

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Explication Ballad of Birmingham

- Explication Ballad of Birmingham In the poem “Ballad of Birmingham”, by Dudley Randall, many different things can be analyzed. The difference in the two translations; one being a literal translation, telling the true meaning of the poem, and the other being a thematic translation, which tells the author’s theme and symbolism used in his/her work. Another thing that all poets have in common is the usage of poetic devices; such as similes, metaphors, and personification. Before translations and devices, readers should first acknowledge the structure of the poem....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Letter From Birmingham Jail The American civil rights movement through the 1950's and 60's was a turning point for our country as a whole. Probably the most influential leader of that time was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King became a leader because of his ability to captivate crowds with his powerful speeches. One of the most important letters he wrote was while he was incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama. The letter was to eight fellow clergymen that were from Alabama....   [tags: Papers]

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- Summary of “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr. In Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, he responds to a letter entitled Statement by Alabama Clergymen. In King’s letter, he makes it clear that he does not usually answer letters of criticism, but because this one came from educated men he felt the need to clarify his purposes, actions, and goals of this civil rights campaign. King first states he is in Birmingham because he has affiliates there who asked him to come....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- BIRMINGHAM BOWLING CENTERS The first bowling house in Birmingham is somewhat of a mystery. As happens so many times, it depends on whom you ask. Some say there was a bowling house on 1st Avenue North near the Old Terminal Station; while others say the YMCA had the first, with either two or four bowling lanes located in the YMCA building. It is agreed, however, that the first regularly used bowling center was opened in 1933 and known as The Phoenix Bowling Alley, located in the basement of the Phoenix Building at 1706 2nd Avenue North....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Walls are built up all over the world. They have many purposes and uses. The most common use of a wall is to divide a region. One of these famous walls is the Berlin Wall, which was constructed in 1961. This Wall was erected to keep East Berlin out of West Berlin, and even America had its own wall well before this one. There were a few major differences though. America’s wall, in contrast, was not a physical one that kept capitalism from communism. America’s wall was of a psychological variety, and it spread across most of the nation....   [tags: Black Civil Rights Movement]

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- Compelling, unfaltering and powerful are the three best words to describe Letter from Birmingham Jail. Martin Luther King Jr's intelligence is only exceeded by his amazing ability to illustrate the cruel and unsympathetic behavior towards colored people. Throughout the entire letter to the eight clergymen he never gets too far from the fight for equality in Birmingham. His incredible metaphors truly show his strong nature. His uses of elements such as allusion, rhetorical questions and juxtaposition all tied in with an element of hope to create a gripping argument for equality....   [tags: American Literature]

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Art: The Death and Disaster Series by Andy Warhol

- Andy Warhol began creating the Death and Disaster series in 1962. This past week the four-panel silk screened painting from his titled " 1964 Birmingham Race Riots" included in the "Death and Disaster" series, is estimated to sell for $45 million. It was a direct response to an article Warhol saw in Life magazine that ran with an image by Associated Press by Photographer Charles Moore. Warhol and his assistant would create a stencil upon a mesh screen, carefully pouring a light sensitive emulsion paint over the stencil then add an black and white photograph....   [tags: events, birmingham race riots]

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Rhetorical Analysis "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

- Rhetorical Analysis of “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” In the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. responds to an article by eight clergymen, in which he explains the racial injustice in Birmingham, and reasons why King's organization is protesting for Civil Rights. He introduces himself and his actions at the beginning of his letter. He states that the purpose of his direct action protest is to open the door for negotiation on the Civil Rights. He tries to convince his audience by providing evidence in order to gain his audience to be involved in his movement and support him....   [tags: racial injustice, clergymen, evidence]

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- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of a peaceful movement to end segregation in the United States this mission led him in 1963 to Birmingham, Alabama where officials and leaders in the community actively fought against desegregation. While performing sit-ins, marches and other nonviolent protests, King was imprisoned by authorities for violating the strict segregation laws. While imprisoned King wrote a letter entitled “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, in which he expresses his disappointment in the clergy, officials, and people of Birmingham....   [tags: African American, Southern United States, Police]

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- ... Though most of the poem is not dialogue, from what little speaking there is between the mother and the child expresses very mature feelings of someone far beyond her years and seems to be in tune with the world around her. This is shown by the child expressing her desire to march along those who defend civil rights rather than simply “go outside and play” (page 669). Like many young people today, this unnamed child longs to fight for freedom and has voiced her desire. The mother on the other hand, refuses to see her child as a mature young girl, but instead only thinks of her as a child....   [tags: racist, bombing, church]

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- Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow once said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” Those words apply to any form of communication but are substantially potent when considering ones written endorsements. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” was written as a peaceful rhetorical rebuttal intended to appeal to its eight authoring clergymen; whom expressed their disapproval of Dr. King’s actions and their timing....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail]

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- ... Martin Luther King Jr. molded his nonviolent civil rights movement after Gandhi. As stated by “Martin Luther King Inspired by 1959 Journey to India” King himself says “Gandhi was the guiding light of our technique of nonviolent social change” meaning that King himself leaned and turned to and received advice and support from Gandhi. Martin Luther King Jr. gained his first nationwide notice when he had a leading role in the yearlong nonviolent movement of boycotting of busses. He was also president of the Montgomery Improvement Association as stated in “Travel: Montgomery (Special Report)” Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: African American, United States]

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- 1. Introduction This report benefited from the advice, guidance and examining of the best practice lessons of community collaboration in regeneration planning of Castle Vale. As assorted within the context of the new landscape for urban regeneration programme, it is therefore important to scrutinize the factors that brought success to Castle Vale regeneration programme and the challenges experienced with the hope to inform upcoming regeneration policies in the City of Birmingham or above and beyond....   [tags: regeneration planning, Birmingham]

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