Fighting for the Rights Due All Americans: The Road to the March

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. first became enamored of the life and efforts of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent marches to achieve humane objectives through passive resistance when he was getting his divinity degree at Crozer Theological Seminary. He had already obtained a degree from Morehouse College at the age of 19 and would hold a Ph.D. from Boston University by 1955.

Born to parents who were by anyone’s standards well off, he could have chosen a number of paths in life, yet he would take the one where he would be arrested, where crowds he led would be set on by police, dogs, and fire hoses, by jeers and rocks thrown by hostile mobs, and by bombs set in churches that even took the ...

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