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"Such an... all ills"


Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." Letter to Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter, Bishop Joseph A. Durick, Rabbi Milton L. Grafman, Bishop Nolan B. Harmon, The Rev. George H. Murray, The Rev. Edward V. Ramage, The Rev. Earl Stallings. 16 Apr. 1963. Kinginstitute.stanford.edu. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

In the context of the paragraph, the author states “Such an…all ills” (lines 49-52) in order to


analyze underlying causes of everyday customs


communicate a complex idea in a simpler way.


expose a logical fallacy in an opposing argument.


propose a solution to a widespread problem.


concede a weakness of his own position.