Tension happened in Birmingham in 1963. During that time Birmingham was considered America's worst city of racism. Martin Luther King along with his African American people became focused on the civil rights movements. They raised their voices, for they wanted equal rights for all the people. King lead the movement and got people to participate in campaigns and protests. It was not easy for King and colored citizens, for clergyman wanted King and his people to keep quiet and to take their problem to the courts. The clergy were stressed about the demonstrations; however, King wanted that tension to create inner strivings.
King and African American people have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts. African American leaders sought to negotiate with the city fathers about the problem. But the latter constantly refused to engage in good faith negotiation (King 2). After a while though, there came an opportunity for African Americans to talk with leaders of Birmingham's economic community, and in the course of negotiations some promises were made by the merchants, such as removing the stores' humiliating racial signs. But as the weeks and months went by, King and African Americans realized that they were just victims of a broken promise. The clergy and the policemen did all that to the colored folks because they thought that it was wrong of them to be marching on streets, protesting, or having sit-ins. They really wanted King and African Americans to stop their actions, and instead take their problem to the courts.
The clergy were also stressed because they feared media attention. With all the tension that was going on in Birmingham, there was always media around to see the actions. And with all that media around, it meant that the whole world would know just how bad things were in Birmingham, and how badly African Americans were treated. That was why the clergy stressed over and feared the media because they did not want Birmingham...