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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Topics for Discussion

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The nonviolent philosophy developed by Martin Luther King, Jr. was compared early to the efforts of Mahatma Gandhi. He often discussed the influence of Gandhi in his efforts. In what ways did Gandhi influence the philosophy and efforts of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement?

Segregation affected both black and white people. Dr. King often called segregation a tragedy. In what ways did he call segregation a tragedy? Are there similar situations to segregation in our society today that act similarly as tragedies?

Nonviolent protest actions were the catalyst for many changes in the lives of people in the South. In what ways did these actions move people to change their actions and their attitudes? What was different about these nonviolent actions from other efforts to create change?

Dr. King noted that many of his followers had suffered and that many more would suffer. In...

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