"Letter from a Birmingham Jail" challenged the complacent attitudes of the local clergymen during the Civil Right’s movement, as Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a jail cell for his peaceful protests against injustice. Teach your students all about this important letter with Storyboard That!
•Are you able to accept blows without retaliating? •Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?
Counter for Whites Only
HEY! Get away from my counter! You people are to use the window OUTSIDE!
(n.) A participant in a public display of opinion who usually takes part in meetings or marches for a particular cause
(n.) Discussion aimed at reaching an agreeable solution for all parties involved
(n.) An introspective phase in which memnbers of a nonviolent movement acknowledge that personal sacrifices must be made to further the progress of goals
Frank's Five & Dime
(n.) Cruel or unjust control exercised by a dominant authority over a less powerful individual or group
But... it's raining, sir!
Just wait it out.
What's the rush?
Well, of course there was THAT incident... it was an accident!
The police have shown such restraint!
"A Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Vocabulary
You didn't have a permit for THAT kind of protest.
But a protest is a protest! You can't censor content... that's unethical.
But I had a permit for the protest, Officer.
(n.) Refusal to obey laws that one finds immoral or unjust for the purpose of influencing a social agenda or legislation; usually nonviolent in nature, including boycotts, sit-ins, refusal to pay taxes, etc.
(adj.) Not excessive; not extreme; average; within reasonable limits
Segregation is wrong, but let the law sort it out.
Dr. King, why are you so angry with us?
(adj.) Relating to the principles of what is considered right and wrong in behavior, ethics, and human character