18 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2021
    1. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.

      How it works - what it seeks to accomplish.

    2. In the course of the negotiations, certain promises were made by the merchants--for example, to remove the stores' humiliating racial signs

      Historical background on Birmingham

    3. n any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self purification; and direct action. We have gone through all these steps in Birmingham

      He is detailing his methodology - it’s not random

    4. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

      Getting to the very core of the matter - it doesn’t matter where he is from - if one person is suffering from injustice, than all are.

    5. But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here

      Boom! To the point. He is fighting injustice

    6. I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across the South, and one of them is the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.

      His credentials - why his voice matters.

    7. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms.

      He is stating the reason he has decided to deviate from not addressing criticism. He feels these people are deserving of an answer.

    8. My Dear Fellow Clergymen

      Who letter is addressed to

  2. Jan 2021
    1. Albert assumed the regnal name "George VI" to emphasise continuity with his father and restore confidence in the monarchy.
    2. From 1909, Albert attended the Royal Naval College, Osborne, as a naval cadet. In 1911 he came bottom of the class in the final examination, but despite this he progressed to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.[
    3. George became known as a symbol of British determination to win the war.
    4. George was seen as sharing the hardships of the common people and his popularity soared.
    5. In September 1939, the British Empire and Commonwealth—except Ireland—declared war on Nazi Germany.
    6. n the mid-1920s, he had speech therapy for a stammer, which he learned to manage to some degree.
    7. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.

      Immediate family

    8. Known as "Bertie" among his family and close friends, George VI was born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria and was named after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort.

      Who were his parents?

    9. He attended naval college as a teenager and served in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force during the First World War.

      His service history

    10. George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.

      Who he was.