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- Transcript of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech at SMU on March 17, 1966
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Learn more about the different ways you can partner with the Bill of Rights Institute. The Bill of Rights Institute is committed to providing the highest quality. Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them.
They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority?
Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them? Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine.
What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence.
This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Skip to Main Content Resources Library Discover courses, collections, videos, essays, podcasts and more. View Library. For Educators Explore educational resources, programs, events and more.
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Transcript of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech at SMU on March 17, 1966
I am grateful to God that, through the influence of the Negro church, the way of nonviolence became an integral part of our struggle. Isn't this like condemning Jesus because his unique God-consciousness and never-ceasing devotion to God's will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion? Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of outlawing segregation in the public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. We have gone through all these steps in Birmingham. I felt that the white ministers, priests and rabbis of the South would be among our strongest allies. Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states.
Though the two men never got a chance to meet King was 19 when Gandhi was assassinated , King learned about Gandhi through his writing and a trip to India in He affirmed that it is possible to resist evil without resorting to violence and to oppose evil itself without opposing the people committing evil. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. In the late s, future congressman John Lewis studied Gandhi in nonviolence workshops led by activist James Lawson. These workshops prepared Lewis for the sit-ins he and other students would later hold at lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee. Martin Luther King Jr.
Love, Law, and Civil Disobedience. Martin Luther King Jr. Born in Atlanta and educated at Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary (near.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. In , he received a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. King pushed America to fulfill its promise of equal rights for all.
If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. 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.
Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws , demands, orders or commands of a government. By some definitions [ specify ] , civil disobedience has to be nonviolent to be called "civil". Hence, civil disobedience is sometimes equated with peaceful protests or nonviolent resistance.
До выхода было метров тридцать. - Я оплачу тебе билет до дома, если… - Молчите, - сказала Меган с кривой улыбкой. - Я думаю, я поняла, что вам от меня. - Она наклонилась и принялась рыться в сумке.
Никуда я не звонил. ГЛАВА 83 Беккеровская веспа, без сомнения, была самым миниатюрным транспортным средством, когда-либо передвигавшимся по шоссе, ведущему в севильский аэропорт. Наибольшая скорость, которую она развивала, достигала 50 миль в час, причем делала это со страшным воем, напоминая скорее циркулярную пилу, а не мотоцикл, и, увы, ей не хватало слишком много лошадиных сил, чтобы взмыть в воздух. В боковое зеркало заднего вида он увидел, как такси выехало на темное шоссе в сотне метров позади него и сразу же стало сокращать дистанцию.