Letter from a Birmingham Jail . If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would. I would have no. constructive work.
But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your. I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient.
I think I should indicate why I am here in Birmingham, since you have been influenced. We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across. Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. Frequently we share. Several months ago the affiliate.
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Birmingham asked us to be on call to engage in a nonviolent direct action program if such. We readily consented, and when the hour came we lived up to our promise. Just as the prophets. B. C. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian.
Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I. cannot sit idly. Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is.
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we. Anyone who lives inside the United States.
You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am.
I am. sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of social. It is unfortunate that. Birmingham, but it is even more unfortunate that the. Negro community with no alternative. In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to. We have gone. these steps in Birmingham.
There can be no gainsaying the fact that racial injustice. Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United. States. Its ugly. Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in.
These are the hard, brutal facts of the case. On the basis of. these conditions.
Negro leaders sought to negotiate with the city fathers. But the latter consistently. Then, last September, came the opportunity to talk with leaders of Birmingham\'s.
In the course of the negotiations, certain promises were made by the. On the basis of these promises. Fred Shuttlesworth and the leaders of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. As the weeks and months went by, we realized that we.
A few signs, briefly removed, returned; the others remained. We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action. Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a.
We began a series of workshops on nonviolence, and we repeatedly asked. Knowing that a strong economic- withdrawal program. Then it occurred to us that Birmingham\'s mayoral election was coming up in March, and. When we discovered that the. Commissioner of Public Safety, Eugene . Like many others, we waited to see Mr.
Connor defeated. end we endured postponement after postponement. Having aided in this community need, we. You may well ask: ? Why sit ins, marches and so forth? Isn\'t. better path? Indeed, this is the very.
Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension. It. dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored.
My citing the creation of tension as. But I must confess that I am. Just as Socrates felt that it was. I therefore concur with you in your call for.
Too. long has our beloved Southland been bogged down in a tragic effort to live in monologue. One of the basic points in your statement is that the action that I and my associates.
Birmingham is untimely. We are sadly. feel that the election of Albert Boutwell as mayor will bring the millennium to. Birmingham. Connor, they are both segregationists. Boutwell will be reasonable enough to. But he will not see this without pressure.
My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain in. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that. Individuals may see the moral light and.
Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups. We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action. Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political. There. comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable.
This is certainly. Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court\'s. I. would be the first. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey.
I would agree with St. How does one determine whether a law is. A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of. To put it in the terms of St.
Any law. human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All. segregation statutes. It gives the. a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority. Segregation. terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, substitutes an . Hence segregation is. Paul. Tillich has said.
Is not segregation an existential expression of man\'s tragic. Thus it is that I can urge men to obey the 1. Supreme Court, for it is morally right; and I can urge them to disobey segregation. Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws.
An unjust law is a. This is difference made legal. By the same token, a just law is a code that a. This is sameness made legal.
A law is unjust if it is inflicted on a minority that, as. Who can say. legislature of Alabama which set up that state\'s segregation laws was democratically. Can any law enacted under such. Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application. For instance, I have. Now, there is nothing wrong in having.
But such an ordinance becomes unjust when. First- Amendment privilege of peaceful. I hope you are able to see the distinction I am trying to point out.
In no sense do I. That would lead to anarchy.
I. submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who. Of course, there is nothing new about this kind of civil disobedience. It was evidenced. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to obey the laws of. Nebuchadnezzar, on.