(1963) A letter that Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed to his fellow clergymen while he was in jail in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, after a nonviolent protest against racial segregation (see also sit-ins). King defended the apparent impatience of people in the civil rights movement, maintaining that without forceful actions like his, equal rights for black people would never be gained. King upheld the general use of nonviolent civil disobedience against unjust laws, saying that human rights must take precedence over such laws. He claimed that “one who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly”; such a person, King said, is actually showing respect for law, by insisting that laws be just.
[let-er-hed] /ˈlɛt ərˌhɛd/ noun 1. a printed on stationery, especially one giving the name and address of a business concern, an institution, etc. 2. a sheet of paper with such a . /ˈlɛtəˌhɛd/ noun 1. a sheet of paper printed with one’s address, name, etc, for writing a letter on n. 1868, short for letterheading […]
adjective 1. another term for type-high
[let-er-ing] /ˈlɛt ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act or process of inscribing with or making . 2. the in an inscription; calligraphy. [let-er] /ˈlɛt ər/ noun 1. a written or printed communication addressed to a person or organization and usually transmitted by mail. 2. a symbol or character that is conventionally used in writing and […]
[let-er-man, -muh n] /ˈlɛt ərˌmæn, -mən/ noun, plural lettermen [let-er-men, -muh n] /ˈlɛt ərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA) 1. a person who has earned a in an interscholastic or intercollegiate activity, especially a sport.