TITLE

The Power to Persuade

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Literary Cavalcade;Jan2005, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to life and works of political leader Martin Luther King, Jr. During his leadership of the civil rights movement, King was arrested 30 times for participating in nonviolent demonstrations. Although he suffered many physical attacks, King believed in peaceful resistance. Beginning with the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955, King led dozens of nonviolent campaigns to end segregation in the South. In 1962, he led a series of sit-ins at lunch counters in Birmingham, Alabama, to call for desegregation. In January of 1963, eight Alabama clergymen published a letter in a newspaper urging King to end these "untimely" demonstrations.
ACCESSION #
15475701

 

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