Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Vocabulary

Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Vocabulary
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Letter from a Birmingham Jail Lesson Plans

Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

"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!




Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail vocabulary

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  • DEMONSTRATOR
  • SEGREGATION IS WRONG!
  • NEGOTIATION
  • Jim's Hats
  • ALL RACES WELCOME
  • WHITES ONLY
  • Hardware
  • SELF-PURIFICATION
  • •Are you able to accept blows without retaliating? •Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?
  • OPPRESSION
  • 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
  • WHITES ONLY
  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
  • 
  • Frank's Five & Dime
  • FRANK'S
  • BOYCOTT FRANK'S
  • WHITES ONLY
  • (n.) Cruel or unjust control exercised by a dominant authority over a less powerful individual or group
  • But... it's raining, sir!
  • MODERATE
  • 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
  • MORAL
  • 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.
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  • (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

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