MLK in birmingham

Read this first…

Read this second…

Answer this in 3 paragraphs


MLK led a series of protests and boycotts in Birmingham Alabama in 1963. These were designed to bring attention to the continued racial segregation and police brutality to which the African American were subjected in the city. The protestors were pledged to nonviolence, but the police proceeded to use tear gas, K9s, and clubs to disperse them.

During the protests, MLK was arrested in an attempt to stop the protests. While in a Birmingham jail, he read the Letter from Eight Alabama Clergymen, which was published in the local paper. In reply, MLK penned “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” which was also published in the paper.

Based on these two readings, do you believe MLK should order a stop to the protests in Birmingham?