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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - An Experiment in Love Summary

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An Experiment in Love Summary and Analysis

Dr. King stated that from the beginning, most protesters did not see their actions as nonviolence. Rather, they saw it as an expression of Christian love, the love inspired by Jesus Christ as he called upon men to love one another. Miss Juliette Morgan, saw a relationship to the actions of those participating in the strike with the actions of Mahatma Gandhi. Those taking part in the boycott accepted the idea because they trusted their leaders. They took on themselves the technique of nonviolence, though the fundamental controlling ideal was that of the love taught by Christ.

One of the wonders of the boycott, and the ensuing struggle for civil rights, was that there was a joining of many local religious communities. White men and women who felt the need to resolve the injustices joined with the Negroes in...

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