King's "A Letter From Birmingham City Jail": An Analysis
Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest speakers for the Black
civil rights movement, had written many great works in his time. Two of his
pieces stand out as his greatest works, Letter from Birmingham City Jail; a
letter written from a jail in Birmingham where he was arrested for
demonstrating peacefully, to clergymen who didn't agree with his views, and
I Have a Dream;
showed first 75 words of 1921 total
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his speech. An example of this is
when King states that:
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights,
'when will you be satisfied?'
We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the
victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.
We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with
fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of
the highways and the cities.