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New Hampshire Peace Action Essay John Szmyd 4/10/06 Adv. Grammar Potter
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Through his protests, marches, and speeches, Martin Luther King Jr. showed the world how powerful and effective nonviolence is. During the late fifties and sixties, Martin Luther King Jr., charismatic and motivating, was an important leader in the African American Civil Rights movement. He knew that racism could not be ended with violent protest; on the contrary, he advocated love and peaceful means of protest. Because of his background as a minister, King inspired the African American community to join together in peaceful demonstrations. The successful protesting strategy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow African Americans showed that nonviolent resistance is the best way to promote change in local, state, and federal government. After the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, the civil rights group Montgomery Improvement Association expanded into the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), led by Martin Luther King Jr. An African American church-based organization committed to attaining equality, the SCLC only used nonviolent methods of protest. King
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