Prepare one page (double spaced) responses for each of the following questions (you should have at least three pages of written responses in total):
1. What case does King make for non-violence in the face of the hate and violence that infused the national context in which the book Why We Can’t Wait was written, especially given the recent assassination of John F. Kennedy and other acts of racial violence that occurred just prior to King’s writing of this book?
2. How does King describe the context of systemic racism that existed in Birmingham, Alabama?
3. What were the key successful strategies that King highlights in the civil rights work in Birmingham, Alabama?