Civil Disobedience

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Throughout American history, it is clear that many individuals have fought for justice in a society that has often denied it. We know this information from documents written by these individuals expressing their feelings on a certain subject. On the subject of human rights, two specific men have expanded their thoughts to make a difference. The very popular Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose main philosophy on civil disobedience revolved around nonviolence, wrote a “Letter …

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…that blacks were not a minority, in fact they were the majority of the people in Birmingham. Even though there is about a 100 year difference between the times in which these works were written, they are very similar. Both express feelings of unjust government. Both men also spent time in jail for the cause that they believed in. Most importantly, both were wrote to gain support from readers, and to allow people to see their