Martin Luther King in His Own Words

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ON NONVIOLENCE (From Birmingham jail, 1963):
"In your statement, you asserted that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. Isn't this like condemning Jesus because his unique God-consciousness and never-ceasing devotion to God's will precipitated the evil act of the Crucifixion?"

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