Letter From Birmingham Jail

letter from a birmingham jail

King wrote from jail, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." comment on this statement as it relates to the Civil Rights movement.

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I think King wanted to equate racial injustice with the broader context of other serious social injustices. The sin of prejudice against blacks is as serious as any number of injustices inflicted on American people. King wanted the racial issue to reach mainstream America as an affront to what Americans have fought world wars over.