Letter From Birmingham Jail

King provides three different types of reasons to justify his presence in Birmingham: 1) Organizational reasons- relate to any associations with organizations or groups of people, 2) Religious or historical reasons- relate to religious or historic

Choose one of these reasons and cite an example from lines 17-43. Explain why the example fits your chosen reason.

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“I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here”

King notes that one of the SCLC's affiliates in Birmingham had invited the SCLC to “engage in a nonviolent direct-action program” when racial issues grew difficult there.