"Letter from Birmingham Jail' Storyboard

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  • Treat Others How You Want to be Treated
  • "But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will..."
  • It is Unjust to Convict the Innocent
  • "For instance, I have been arrested on a charge of parading without a permit. Now, there is nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade. But such an ordinance becomes unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First-Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest."
  • The People that Face Racism are Negatively Affected by It
  • Careful..we can't make a lot of noise or they'll hear us
  • "..when you are harried by day and haunted by night by the fact that you are a Negro, living constantly at tiptoe stance, never quite knowing what to expect next, and are plagued with inner fears and outer resentments.."
  • In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," the theme treat others how you would want to be treated becomes clear as Martin Luther King Jr. highlights how the blacks were treated during the time of segregation.
  • Another theme in "Letter From Birmingham Jail," it is unjust to convict the innocent, occurs when Martin Luther King Jr. is put into jail for parading without a permit. Though he protests peacefully, the people of Birmingham put him in jail to maintain segregation, denying King of his right as stated in the First Amendment.
  • In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. describes those that face racism as living in constant fear of racists.
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