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Auroras Voice | Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 4
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Birmingham, nonviolent protestors, King defended nonviolence, exposing the injusticies and indignities of consumer culture, hidden tension, nonviolent direct action, images, dramatize, TV
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Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 4

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Season for Nonviolence 2013: April 4

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April 4

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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 provoking violence, but King defended nonviolence: “We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. …”

Now (Anywhere, U.S.A.)
A modern-day King, appearing to create tension by exposing the injustices and indignities of consumer culture, would also be accused of inciting conflict. She would continue King’s defense of nonviolence, quoting the real King: “It is necessary to dramatize an issue because many people are not aware of what is happening.” (King on Meet The Press)

 

Auroras Voice invites you to join us in observing the 2013 Season for Nonviolence. Weekdays from January 30 to April 4, we endeavor to publish a brief original message about an action of Gandhi or King, speculating about an equivalent action today.*
 
*Except holidays and holy days (e.g., Ash Wednesday, Fridays, and Holy Week during Lent).

 

 

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