I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely."

from Martin Luther King, Jr – Letter From Birmingham Jail on Rap Genius


These 8 clergymen, all white, wrote in their statement:

However, we are now contfronted by a series of demonstrations by some of our Negro citizens, directed and led in part by outsiders. We recognize the natural impatience of people who feel that their hopes are slow in being realized. But we are convinced that these demonstrations are unwise and untimely.

This group of clergymen had also wrote an article titled, “An Appeal for Law and Order and Common Sense,” before this particular statement. The full statement can be read here

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