Martin Luther King, Jr. Led Nonviolent Protests

Martin Luther King, JrOn this, Martin Luther King, Jr’s, birthday, we should remember this great man’s contribution to America. He led people in passive resistance for equal rights for black people. He believed nonviolence was the morally right way to protest.

I think most Americans know of him and his work, but if not, read the following article from an encyclopedia. It gives an excellent summary of his life:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Martin-Luther-King-Jr

Toward the end of his life, Martin understandably became discouraged. He said, “Living every day under the threat of death, I feel discouraged every now and then and feel my work’s in vain, but then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.” And that’s how we can keep going, also, if we feel our work is in vain.

The following article is also biographical, and tells about him winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/

This song presents some of the sentiments of the civil rights movement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aor6-DkzBJ0

 

—judith vander wege 1-15-2021

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