Summary of MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham” In this letter MLK is addressing the people. He is letting them know exactly why he was in Alabama and what he planned to do there. He let the people know his beliefs and gave them his opinion on how to handle things for the future. One can tell that his spirit has not been dampened by his arrest; instead he became a more outspoken advocate for the cause. He came to Alabama to help, not to be a hindrance to anyone. All he wanted to do was help and be there when they needed him.