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  • Direct Action Step
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    A focused Presentation In the spring of 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was taken to jail in the aftermath of the Birmingham confrontation with Public Safety Commissioner Bull Conner and Municipal authorities. Despite the beatings, hosing's, and unleashing of vicious dogs Martin and his thousands of followers risked serious injury, even death in parades in the heart of downtown Birmingham, which eventually lead to their arrest. While Martin was in jail, he began composing his letter on the margins ...
  • Influence Of The Negro Church
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    While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities 'unwise and untimely. ' Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are ...
  • Thoreau And King
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    Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many times when citizens have felt the need to revolt against their government. .".. A little rebellion now and then is a good thing... It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government". Henry David Thoreau, a Transcendentalist from the mid-19th century and Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights movement leader of a century later both believed in the necessity of medicine for government. Although they showed disagreement...
  • Thoreau's Teachings And Ideas Of Direct Action
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    Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many times when citizens have felt the need to revolt against their government. Such cases of revolt took place during the times of Martin Luther King Jr., and Henry David Thoreau. The reasons for these revolts included discrimination against the African-American community and Americans refusing to pay poll taxes to support the Mexican War. These two men used civil disobedience to change people's ideas and beliefs to stop the injustice...
  • Direct Action Network Protests
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    Black Flag Over Seattle by Paul de Armond Editor's forward Read any war memoir, and notice that veterans almost always comment on the battlefield stillness before the fighting begins. Often it is the only personal note in the writing; the rest of the account describes history book heroism and savagery, troop movements and general's strategies, cannon fire and the screams of the injured. But these preceeding hours of quietude always seem as memorable as the carnage that follows. Welcome to Seattl...

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