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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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.6
The highlighted passage is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s response to the criticism that he does not belong in Birmingham and has no justification for being there. Which rhetorical appeal does he employ to convince his readers to the contrary? 
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When Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks about "constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth," what does he imply? 
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When Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the hypocrisy of civilly breaking a law and asking others to adhere to new laws in regards to African American equality, he does all of the following EXCEPT 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1
Martin Luther King, Jr. describes the different factions within the African American community. He implies that, aside from his primary goal to achieve equality for all people, King struggles 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. claims that "white moderates" are not allies but are inadvertent adversaries to the African American movement. He contends their passivity and inaction allows inequality to continue. Which statement does King provide as grounds to support this claim? 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. recalls the turbulent development of the Christian faith and the conviction of initial followers of Christ in order to