“letter from birmingham jail,” martin luther king, jr.
“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr. 1. What do you think is the best-written paragraph in King’s “Letter? Why? 2. Define “nonviolent direct action (para. 2). What are the four steps in a nonviolent campaign? 3. Do you agree that “law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice” (para. 24)? 4. What? Describe how law and order either do or do not establish justice in your community 5. King describes an unjust law as “a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself (para. 17). Devise one or two other definitions of an unjust law. What unjust laws currently on the books do you disagree with? 6. King cites “tension” in para. 10 and elsewhere as a beneficial force. Do you agree? What kind of tension does he mean? 7. In what ways was King an extremist (paras.30-31)? Determine King’s definition of extremist before answering this question. Who were other extremists according to King? 8. List and define 3-5 words new or interesting to you. Please include quotation marks around borrrowed definitions and a citation for the source of the definition