"Somebody must have sense enough to meet hate with love. Somebody must have sense enough to meet physical force with soul force. If we will but try this way, we will be able to change these conditions and yet at the same time win the hearts and souls of those who have kept these conditions alive -- a way as old as the insights of Jesus of Nazareth, as modern as the techniques of Mohandas K. Gandhi. There is another way."
--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In addition to archival sound from the civil rights movement, we hear interviews with King associates Dr. Vincent Harding, a King speechwriter and first director of the King Center in Atlanta; Dorothy Cotton, who served as Education Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and Rev. John Cartwright, a theology classmate of King. The second segment provides reflections on Rev. King's inspiration for non-violent change, Mahatma Gandhi of India. Again, archival audio is blended with fascinating remarks by Gandhi's grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi, who as a troubled youth was tutored for an hour each day by his famous grandfather. He was interviewed at the University of Rochester, where Dr. Gandhi directs the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.
More information and teaching guides can be found at the sites below:
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence
Letter from a Birmingham Jail curriculum materials
A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Loving Your Enemies" (includes audio excerpts)
Where Were You the Day Martin Luther King Died?
Asked these questions, some DoD personnel who are old enough to remember responded similarly and as if the day is branded in memory...
Total time: 1 Hour
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