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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 29

  January 30 – April 4 March 29 Many students protesting in Birminghamwere assaulted; thousands were arrested   Deed When King’s arrest in Birmingham did not attract more protestors, an SCLC staff member proposed recruiting local students. King had reservations, but ultimately agreed. Thousands of African American…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 28

  January 30 – April 4 March 28 Fear God, not dictators, Gandhirecommended during and after WWII   Deed Gandhi also counseled Jews in Germany to resist Hitler’s persecution with nonviolence. “If there ever could be a justifiable war in the name of and for humanity,” wrote Gandhi,…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 27

  January 30 – April 4 March 27 Germany triumphant entering Prague in 1939;Gandhi advised Czechs to disobey Hitler’s demands   Deed Despite his letter to Hitler urging nonviolence, Gandhi understood the German dictator’s ambition. In 1938, moved to “physical and mental distress” by the plight of…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 26

  January 30 – April 4 March 26 King marched in Birmingham, defying a court order   Deed In the first week of April 1963, King’s SCLC began challenging segregation in Birmingham with a series of demonstrations. At the end of the week, city officials obtained…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: March 22

  January 30 – April 4 March 22 Hitler urged the British to use violence on Gandhi   Deed With Indian independence out of reach from 1934 to 1939, Gandhi devoted himself to myriad activities: the promotion of spinning, basic education, equal rights for untouchables, and…

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