Dr. King’s words are as powerful today as they were when he led the Civil Rights Movement marches in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Let us never forget love is the answer, and passive resistance and nonviolent peaceful protests are great tools to use in our democracy that have been successful in our history against unjust laws and inhumanity to mankind. It is always important to know your history. Knowledge is power!
“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Watch this video to see how the slaves used passive resistance in their daily lives.