Rhetorical Analysis Letter From Birmingham Jail

Words: 620
Pages: 3

Letter from Birmingham Jail – MLK: Rhetorical Analysis

During the 50’s and 60’s there were “separate but equal laws” and the “Jim Crow laws” that caused nothing but discrimination towards people of color. Since these laws separated, people of color but get the crappy left overs, from the white people and would get harassed through name calling and even beat up until almost killed. Tired of getting mistreated MLK along with other activist stepped up to make a change through nonviolence protesting, that not many people were fund of. In a letter by Dr. Martin Lither King Jr., the iconic Civil Rights leader seeks to use emotional appeals to defend the nonviolent resistance effort. First and foremost, MLK compares the U.S to Asia and Africa since