kings speech from birmingham jail

Does king consider himself an :outsider" by staging a civil rights protet in Birmingham? List three resons he gives in response to this criticism.

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  1. See the first external link listed here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_from_Birmingham_Jail

  2. can i have a stright answer plzzzz i dnt get this at all

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    posted by gab
  3. We don't do homework.

    It seems to me that the three reasons are very clearly stated in these paragraphs. Each paragraph contains a reason.

    "I think I should indicate why I am here in Birmingham, since you have been influenced by the view which argues against "outsiders coming in." I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across the South, and one of them is the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. Frequently we share staff, educational and financial resources with our affiliates. Several months ago the affiliate here in Birmingham asked us to be on call to engage in a nonviolent direct action program if such were deemed necessary. We readily consented, and when the hour came we lived up to our promise. So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here. I am here because I have organizational ties here.

    "But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid.

    "Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds."

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. I recall his famous LETTER from Birmingham jail. He was not allowed to give a speech there

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    posted by drwls
  5. He does not consider himself an outsider because he state that he was invited by some affiliates,in the second paragraph mr. king clearly states that “So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here.” Which means some one invited him to Birmingham for a nonviolent protest. Then he clearly states that he goes where ever injustice is taking place “so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.”King does not think he is an outsider because he says “Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”

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    posted by ricardo
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