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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 19

  March 19 King participated in the sit-in movement even though it wasn’t his idea or part of his campaign Then (Atlanta, 1960) University students started the lunch counter sit-in movement in February in North Carolina. In October, students in Atlanta organized a sit-in at…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 18

  March 18 Gandhi’s newspapers accepted only wholesome ads Then (South Africa, 1903) Gandhi accepted advertisements for Indian Opinion at first, but changed the policy shortly thereafter. “The very newspaper which writes against the drink evil,” Gandhi wrote, “publishes advertisements in praise of drinks. It is…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 14

  March 14 An issue of Indian Opinion, Gandhi’s first newspaper Then (South Africa, 1903) Back in South Africa, Gandhi opened a law office and started Indian Opinion, a newspaper for Indian immigrants. “One of the objects of a newspaper,” wrote Gandhi, “is to understand…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 13

  March 13 King arrested for loitering, Montgomery 1958 Then (Montgomery, AL 1960) In May 1960, Martin Luther King was the first person in the history of Alabama to be tried for perjury on his income tax statement. Carrying a potential penalty 10-year prison sentence,…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 12

  March 12 King resigned his pastorate to focus on SCLC Then (Atlanta, GA 1959) King returned from India in March and by November he resigned from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery to focus on running the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and to co-pastor…

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: March 11

  March 11 Gandhi circa 1902 Then (India, 1902) After his train tour, Gandhi opened a law office in Bombay, hoping to practice in the public interest and make a living. Within months, an urgent cablegram arrived from South Africa stating “the situation there was serious”…

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