'...justice too long delayed is justice denied.'
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The years between the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 marked a turning point in the history of the civil rights movement. Although a significant amount of legislation had been passed to guarantee basic equal rights for black Americans, vast inequities still existed.
In one of his most eloquent statements on the issue of inequality, President Lyndon Johnson conceded this fact in his commencement address at Howard University in June 1965,
“…for the great majority of Negro Americans – the poor, the unemployed, the uprooted and the dispossessed… They are another nation. Despite the court orders and laws, and despite the legislative victories and the speeches, for them the walls are rising and the gulf is widening.”
Wexler, S. (1993). The civil rights movement: An eyewitness history. New York, NY: Facts on File.
Let’s take a look at the events in the year 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama and that which lead up to Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from the Birmingham Jail. King is renowned for his use of passive resistance as it relates to civil disobedience. What is civil disobedience and passive resistance and why is it important to recognize King’s contributions in general and this letter in particular?
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