Attack and Defense Analysis

You have read Martin Luther King’s famous Letter from Birmingham Jail. Please write thoughtful responses to these two questions:

1) What are the arguments that King makes as a defense of his strategy of civil disobedience. What arguments does he make? Are these arguments strategically sound? Why or why not?

2) Now study the Letter as an attack on white moderates who may object to King’s approach. What arguments does he make? Are these arguments strategically sound? Why or why not?

You should write at least 2 paragraphs for each question, using the ideas and terms from the text and lecture

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS