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Posts Tagged: Martin Luther King

Where is your MLK street?

Here in Austin, the street named for Martin Luther King Jr. isn’t what I expected. Unlike most of the dozen or so MLK streets I’d seen around the country, this one — in the very heart of the city — is prosperous, vibrant, and inviting.… Continue Reading

King and Gandhi

Martin Luther King, Jr. argued that Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violent resistance was ‘‘the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.’’

Dr. King first encountered Gandhi’s ideas during his studies at Crozer Theological Seminary in 1949, according to the Martin Luther King, Jr.Continue Reading

‘When the cup of endurance runs over’

In April 1963, after being jailed in Birmingham, Alabama for leading non-violent protests against segregation there, Dr. Martin Luther King saw in the newspaper a statement by eight fellow clergymen.

The local white ministers criticized ‘outside agitators’ like King and praised the Birmingham police for ‘keeping the peace.’… Continue Reading