Ghandi and MLK

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Sheet1 Title: "Power Comes From the Barrel of a Gun" - took the opposing view "Would you respect me, If I didnL t have this gun? L Cause without it, I donL t get it, And thatL s why I carry one." -Phil Collins Power. A word from which many meanings derive. To each individual, it means something distinct and it is how o their power that makes up who they are. Power does not come from the barrel of a gun. A gun can do nothing wi someone there to pull the trigger. The power to take a life rests within the person, the gun simply serving as their When groups protesting for a cause they believe in use violent tactics, do they ever accomplish anything? When what do we achieve? To say that power lies in the barrel of a gun is to say that the most effective way to get wha want, or what we feel we deserve is to murder. It is only those with no faith in their dreams, or belief in themselve could make such a statement. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "If a man hasn t found something he will die for, he isn t fit to live." A leader Black community and the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, King s accomplishment of attaining civil righ Blacks was a great one, but the road to achievement was long and full of sacrifices. It was a time when Blacks ha rights and most of them accepted this as the way it was and no one could do anything about it. Most of them, but King. When the police arrested a black woman for sitting in the front of the bus and refusing to give up her seat to woman, King led a committee that organized a boycott of buses. The results were that on April 23, 1956, the Sup Court ruled that "segregation in public transportation is unconstitutional" and that South Carolina as well as 12 oth must remove the "whites only" signs that hung in the front of the buses. This was just the beginning, he vowed to his fight using "passive resistance and the weapon of love". He helped establish the Southern Christian Leadersh Conference, and became its first president. Then in 1957, King met with Vice-president Nixon in Washington to "d racial problems . He went on to lead protests, demonstrations and marches, making the non-violent
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.

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