Questions for Letter from Birmingham Jail

HANDOUT #1

1. Who is Dr. King addressing in his letter? Why?

2. According to King, what is the purpose of direct action?

3. Why did the organizers of the Birmingham campaign choose the Easter season for their protest?

4. What are the “two types of laws" that King refers to in his letter? What is the difference between the two?

5. What does King mean when he says “justice too long delayed is justice denied?”

6. Whom does Dr. King consider the "real heroes" of the South? Why?