Throughout the history of the United States

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Throughout the history of the United States, Civil disobedience has played a significant role in many of the social reforms. Civil Disobedience is the act of disobeying a law and justifying it as a moral or political belief. It is an attempt to influence society get people’s attention, persuade the people to accept a nonconforming point of view on things such as racism and segregation. Usually civil disobedience uses the approach of nonviolence; it sometimes takes form in street demonstrations, sit-ins, marches and peaceful occupations of premises. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. felt that all people regardless of race or color had the right to civil disobedience when a law was unfair usually to African Americans. Also, he believed that becoming violent would defeat the purpose and to maintain
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Unformatted text preview: peace during an act of civil disobedience. The Role of Civil Disobedience in Democracy by Kayla Starr, adapted by Bonnie Blackberry (http://www.civilliberties.org/sum98role.html) These are the ways of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., led the civil rights movement and this was the beginning of desecration and change towards equality for African Americans in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that people had a right to civil disobedience when a law was unfair to minorities. He also believed in maintaining peace during civil disobedience. He preached that becoming violent would seek to destroy the purpose. Because of Dr. King’s leadership with civil disobedience during the civil rights movement, America has become a much better place for people to live for all races....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ETHICS 125 125 taught by Professor Jefferson during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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