In 1963, eight white clergymen in Birmingham published a letter called the “A Call for Unity” which essentially asked outsiders to stay away and for protestors to resume negotiations.
Protesting is never meant with open arms. Even non-violent ones. They are never convenient because they call for the status quo to change and for people in power to share it.
After Dr. King was hauled away to jail, he responded to these clergymen with a letter that is now known as the Letters from Birmingham Jail.
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