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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Study Guide Love, Law, and Civil Disobedience Summary & Analysis

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Dr. Martin Luther King discussed the fact that those who oppose freedom rarely gives up privileges without intense opposition. This battle involved violence, some came from the Negro, much from the privileged white population. Historically, oppression is responded to in one of three ways: to simply surrender and adjust to oppression and injustice; to rise up in physical violence; or nonviolence protest. The student movement used nonviolence, accepting the violence and hatred from others in an effort to gain freedom and justice. In this battle, the ends do not justify the means. Immoral, violent actions never lead to moral, constructive ends. The followers of nonviolence refused to inflict injury upon others, either physically or mentally. This stemmed from a development of love of men, because they are men

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