Nation: Martin Luther King's Challenge


Addressing Washington's National Press Club last week—in between stays in the Albany, Ga., jail—Martin Luther King Jr. put his case for the tactics and philosophy of nonviolent resistance. It went over noticeably better in Washington than it has in Georgia. Excerpts:

THOSE who adhere to the method of nonviolent direct action recognize that legislation and court orders tend only to declare rights; they can never thoroughly deliver them. Only when the people themselves begin to act are rights on paper given life blood. The method of nonviolent resistance is effective in that...

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