Assignment 2: LASA 1 – Letters from Birmingham
Martin Luther King, Jr. was many things, a civil rights activist, nonviolent protestor, organizer, teacher, son, husband, father, and a black man. Many forget that he was first, a Christian Southern Baptist minister and preacher. His religious faith informed his ethical actions. After reading selections from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Letters from the Birmingham Jail, explore the role of Christian ethics in King’s actions during the turbulent times in the South in the 1960s. Consider the following:
King Jr., M. L. (1963). Letter from a Birmingham Jail.Retrieved from EBSCOhost database Academic Search Elite. Letters from Birmingham Jail
Post a 600–750-word paper discussing all of the questions to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, September 28, 2016. All written assignments and responses should follow proper citation rules for attributing sources. Please use Microsoft Word spelling/grammar checker.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Defines the injustice and the protest and explains how Judeo-Christian ethics were applied to allow for civil disobedience.||28|
|Discusses how the injustice in Birmingham was tied to all communities in the South.||16|
|Identifies and defines non- Judeo-Christian ethical principles at work in the Birmingham community along with their proponents.||24|
|Names four steps of non-violence and discusses how these flow from King’s Christian ethical principles?||24|
|Reconciles MLK’s opinion of the old saying, “an eye for an eye” and how MLK regards the notion that justice meant “evening the score?|
|Discusses how Dr. King’s ethical principles help defend him against the charges that his protests and law breaking were “untimely” considering the political situation in Birmingham?||20|
|Considers areas of conflict in the world today and discusses how King’s actions and his ethical principles might resolve the issue in nations that do not follow Judeo-Christian ethical principles.||24|
|Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice|
Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style
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