Birmingham Jail". I would agree with. One of its affiliates had invited the organization to Birmingham, which is why they came. Under the leadership of Martin Luther King., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, African-Americans in Birmingham, began daily demonstrations and sit-ins to protest discrimination at lunch counters and in public facilities.
King addressed the accusation that the Civil Rights Movement was "extreme first disputing the label but then accepting. Why We Can't Wait. Compared to other movements at the time, King finds himself as a moderate. He then addresses the clergymen's claim that sclc action is extreme. Just as Paul left Tarsus to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, King left Atlanta for Birmingham.