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Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 4

  April 4 The Birmingham campaign had national implications, and drew President Kennedy into the fray Then (Birmingham, AL 1963) The images on TV from Birmingham – police dogs, fire hoses, and billy clubs used against nonviolent protestors – attracted national attention. Critics claimed King was…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 3

  April 3 The SCLC campaign in Birmingham used nonviolent tactics to pursue 4 clear goals  Then (Birmingham, AL 1963) After 7 years of trial and error following the impromptu Montgomery campaign, King and the SCLC finally reformulated a winning strategy. Targeting Birmingham, the most…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 2

  April 2 The site of Gandhi’s first commune features a restored building that once housed his newspaper Then (South Africa, 1904) So moved by ideas in Unto This Last, Gandhi founded the 100-acre Phoenix Settlement, “an experiment in communal living, a way to eliminate…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 1

  April 1 Gandhi translated John Ruskin’s Unto This Last as Sarvodaya (The Welfare of All) Then (South Africa, 1904) Gandhi read Unto This Last by John Ruskin and became convinced that “a lawyer’s work has the same value as the barber’s, as all have…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 21

  March 21 King got good participation in Albany, Georgia but poor results Then (Albany, GA 1962) “The mistake I made [in Albany],” King said, “was to protest against segregation generally rather than against a single and distinct facet of it. Our protest was so…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 20

  March 20 Federal marshals were called in to protect King and others gathered at a church Then (Montgomery, 1961) At First Baptist Church, King met with the Freedom Riders, a group of blacks and whites testing the new law that desegregated interstate bus travel….

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20 Mar 2013 Posted by aura in News archive no comments