birmingham jail

birmingham jail

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  • Mr. King In Jail
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for fighting for what he believes in.
  • He says, "I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
  • A Country Divided
  • He says, "Frankly, I have never yet engaged in direct-action movement that was 'well timed'according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation."
  • Martin Luther King Jr. showed that the country was not one. The nation was split because of segregation.
  • United As One
  • Mr. King wanted people of different ethnicities to come together and heal our broken nation.
  • He says, "Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The urge for freedom will eventually come."
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