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Monday—Martin Luther King, Jr's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

Martin Luther King, Jr._Nobel Peace Prize lecture_11 December 1964_Oslo, Norway

To hear the entire lecture, click HERE

"The word that symbolizes the spirit and the outward form of our encounter is  nonviolence,
and it is doubtless that factor which made it seem appropriate to award a peace prize to one identified with struggle.

Broadly speaking, nonviolence in the  civil rights struggle has meant  not relying on arms and weapons for struggle.
It has meant noncooperation with customs and laws which are institutional aspects of a regime of discrimination
...and enslavement.
It has meant direct participation of masses in protest, rather than reliance on indirect methods which frequently do not involve masses in action at all."

•  14th Amendment_Cornell University Law School •  Civil Rights_Cornell University Law School •  Listen to MLK's 1964 Nobel Prize lecture_PBS Newshour •  1954 Amici Briefin the landmark Brown v Board of Education
remember • resist bigotry • speak up