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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil disobedience and the continuing struggle against forces of racism. http:// www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086. March on Washington 1963. Woolworth’s Sit In.

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Dr martin luther king jr

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil disobedience and the continuing struggle against forces of racism.


Woolworth s sit in
Woolworth’s Sit In

Listen to the story of four college students that used Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence.



  • How does King characterize the choice between violence and nonviolence in the struggle for freedom?

  • What does he predict violence will lead to?

  • What does he promise nonviolence will lead to?

  • Looking back, was he a reliable forecaster?

Write pair share
Write, Pair, Share

  • How does nonviolence work?

  • What are the stages of the process, as King describes it?

  • In what ways are they “fighters”?

  • In what ways are they peacemakers?

  • What part do politics and religion play in their thinking?

  • Can you see yourself joining in a nonviolent protest?

Eyes on the prize
Eyes On The Prize

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/04_nonviolence.html

  • Robert Kennedy Speech announcing the death of Dr. King

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoKzCff8Zbs&feature=player_detailpage