Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A review of the main themes in the book and a personal account of the book.

A look at Martin Luther King’s `Why We Can’t Wait. A brief review of the themes in the book of justice, struggle and civil rights and a personal account of the book by the author.
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr. talks about the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. He gives a background on some of the issues and events related to the African American population, and explores those issues to show how they influenced the nonviolent ?revolution.? King describes the struggle of African Americans over many years for freedom and for equality. He shows previous efforts of the white people to `hand down some equality,” which was more of a token action than anything else. He says the government oversimplified the racial discrimination issues and interpreted it as giving blacks better housing and a few important jobs.

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