Letter From Birmingham Jail

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The Letter from Birmingham Jail is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism, arguing that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws. The letter was widely published and became an important text for the American civil rights movement of the early 1960s. (From Wikipedia)
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Which literary device does Martin Luther King, Jr. use to support his point that the African American's struggle for equality is important? 
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s states, "We have waited more than 340 years for our God given and constitutional rights." He believes 
In the highlighted passage, Martin Luther King, Jr. explains that the relationship between white moderates and African Americans is harmful to the African Americans fight for equality. He believes this because of the white moderates' belief that  
What does Martin Luther King, Jr. view as a problem within the the African American community? 
Why does Martin Luther King, Jr. write this letter to be published in the newspaper?