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Unformatted text preview: Intro: Time and again the Civil Rights Movement focused its frustration and energy towards peaceful, nonviolent direct action. Defiance and Resilience were the greatest assets of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King and his many loyal men attest to the persistent nature of their actions and the resolve that was accomplished by their tenacity, but not before facing great adversity and subjection. Stark realities of current times were conveyed after a peaceful march by King and associates was retaliated King’s arrest and a bombing months later in Birmingham or a march for equality in Memphis which ultimately led to King’s assassination. King spoke of the Civil Rights Movements’ intentions and purpose with allusions to Biblical anecdotes; never speaking of malicious or ill willed objectives warranted toward any American. It is consistent throughout King’s speeches and text to use allusions of Biblical flight and peril, the parallel to these stories are the aspects of peaceful Biblical people being oppressed. Using “I’ve Been the parallel to these stories are the aspects of peaceful Biblical people being oppressed....
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- Spring '08
- English, Nonviolence, Social movement, Nonviolent resistance, Civil Rights Movements