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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 21

  January 30 – April 4 March 21 Gandhi’s fast while in prison was personal but public   Deed After 6 days without food, Gandhi’s life was ebbing away. Caste Hindus and “outcastes” agreed to a compromise that granted untouchables a fixed number of seats in…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 20

  January 30 – April 4 March 20 The Supreme Court decision banningsegregated buses angered racists   Deed The night after the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation on buses unconstitutional, King’s phone rang almost every five minutes. King answered the calls and tried to dialogue….

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 19

  January 30 – April 4 March 19 King at noon recess on the first day ofthe anti-boycott trial in March 1956   Deed Anonymous terrorists were not alone in trying to end King’s participation in the bus boycott. Three weeks after his house was bombed,…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 15

  January 30 – April 4 March 15 Gandhi protested the segregation of untouchablesin India’s constitution with a hunger strike   Deed In prison in 1932, Gandhi initiated a “fast unto death.” As part of a new Indian constitution, British rulers proposed granting “untouchables” a separate electorate in…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 14

  January 30 – April 4 March 14 King assured the crowd outside his housethat the boycott would continue with or without him   Deed The crowd around the bombed out house responded to King’s message of nonviolence with “Amen” and “We are with you Reverend.”…

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