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On the power of peaceful persuasion

Repository: Pacifica Radio Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Speech and interview on the use of nonviolence in the civil rights movement. A speech in which Dr. King opens with a history of Africans in America, starting with the year 1619. He moves to the years 1955 and 1956, focusing on the Montgomery bus boycott. He describes the spirit and organization behind the successful protest: "...it was ultimately more honorable to walk in dignity than ride in humiliation." King concludes with a commitment to nonviolent resistance in the Ghandi tradition, and outlines what this
philosophical approach means to him.

Collection URL: http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/search/searchform.php External Link

Date(s): 1957

Existing IDs: BB0115

Extent: 7 1/2 ips, mono

Language: English

Interviewees: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American clergy
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955
Nonviolence

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Speeches

 

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