in Birmingham. So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here. Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts. Segregation laws are immoral and unjust "because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. They have left their secure congregations and walked the streets of Albany, Georgia, with. But is this a logical assertion?
Letter from a Birmingham Jail King
A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. Let me take note of my other major disappointment. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Who can say that the legislature of Alabama which set up that state's segregation laws was democratically elected? Society must protect the robbed and punish the robber. Throughout Alabama all sorts of devious methods are used to prevent Negroes from becoming registered voters, and there are some counties in which, even though Negroes constitute a majority of the population, not a single Negro is registered. In the intervening years,. National Endowment for the Humanities. Nourished by the Negro's frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible "devil.". But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.
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