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Dr. King argued against the stories that the Negro sought to achieve his freedom through violence. The violent outbreaks of violence resulted from the fears and prejudices of the police who goaded them to riot within their own communities. Many Negroes were ex-servicemen, trained to fight wars. Additionally, many of the migrants from the south were excellent expert shooters. If they wanted a war, they had men able to further that war.

Violent warfare is extremely expensive in money and lives. As a minority, the Negro could easily be eliminated in such a war. There was no valid reason to engage in such an expenditure of lives and money. Self-defense is a legal form of violence, but it diverts attention from the primary purpose of gaining civil rights. There is a fine line between the violence of...

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