Non-Violence as the Hallmark of the Civil Rights Movement
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This paper explains why Dr. Martin Luther King decided to utilize the strategies of non-violence and civil disobedience as the guiding principles of the civil rights movement, of which he was the leader from December 1955 until his assassination in April 1968. The paper also summarizes some of the highlights of the movement, explains Dr. King's views about white moderates and about the role of black churches in the movement, provides some details about the violence that was inflicted by racists on the non-violent civil rights protesters, and concludes with a summary of the landmark legislative achievements of the civil rights movement between 1964 and 1968.
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