Brains Over Brawn Moody2

Brains Over Brawn Moody2 - MC 112 Brains Over Brawn...

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MC 112 Brains Over Brawn "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals," said Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. It is clear to see from Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi that in order to achieve social change nonviolence can be a very useful tool. As it relates to the civil rights struggle in which Moody was very involved, nonviolence proved both effective and ineffective simultaneously. The first use of attempted group nonviolent change was when Moody was in her second year at Natchez College and realized that the food had been infested with maggots. While the mob of angry students clearly outnumbered Miss Harris and the rest of the cooking staff, they choose not to use violence to get better food quality. Instead, Moody offers these words: “‘O.K.,’ I said. ‘We don’t eat until he gets rid of Miss Harris and that leak is fixed!’” She sets her goals and plans out how to accomplish them. After
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