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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Walk for Freedom Summary & Analysis

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Dr. King discussed the fight for freedom and justice in a social way. He described the resentment and humiliation that had built up within the community of Montgomery, Alabama. The population was seventy-five percent Negro, yet they were required to pay to ride the bus at the front, and then walk to the back to find a seat. To add to this humiliation, they were arrested if they refuse to give up their seat to a white person. More than ninety-nine percent of the bus riders participated in the boycott, refusing to ride the buses until they arrive at a solution to this grave injustice.

The challenge of overcoming the bias and segregation required a nonviolent, passive resistant movement to confront the forces of evil that prevent freedom and justice. The goal was to overcome evil and...

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