Martin Luther king in a world of ideas

Martin Luther King Jr. cites conscience as a guide to obeying just laws ans defying unjust laws in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. How close is his position to that of Henry David Thoreau? Do you think King had read Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” as an important document regarding morality and immorality? Compare and contrast the positions of these two writers.


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