I really liked this letter that Dr. King wrote. One of my favorite quotes that caught my attention was, " Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This quote caught my eye because it is true, anywhere you see injustice, you will find that it is affecting the justice of the community and the lives of the people that are in that community.What meant the most to me from this letter is that Dr. King writes, " Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States." You would think with all the mix, that people would start to get along, but apparently that is not the case. There have been more unsolved bombings in Birmingham than in any other city in the United States. I just don't understand why we had to mistreat these people. What did they ever do to us to deserve what we have done to them? It is just something that I can't seem to wrap my mind around.
Roy Wilkins was born on August 30th, 1901. He graduated from the university of Minnesota in 1923 with a degree in sociology. He worked as a journalist and wrote for the Minnesota Daily, and the Kansas City Call. He was an editor for St. Paul Appeal, an African American weekly. He was active in the NAACP. He participated in a few marches. The March on Washington, The Selma to Montgomery March , and the March Against Fear. He was totally opposed to the violence and disapproved of Black Power. He also rejected student demands for all-black university departments describing the idea a " return to segregation and Jim Crow." Roy also served as a chairman of the United States delegation to the International Conference on Human Rights in 1968.