Philosopher King

This weekend we celebrate the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s my favorite weekend of the year!

King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 on the strength of his non-violent approach to a huge social movement. King’s commitment to non-violence was central to his faith and his work. He talks about it here:

(I cannot seem to find who the interviewer is, or what TV show this was. It looks to be about the time of his Nobel Prize. I welcome any info!)

King also talks about his non-violent stance in this 1963 video from The American Experience with Dr. Kenneth Clark. King is quite clear that non-violence achieves more lasting results for a movement than does its opposite.

I hope these recorded moments inspire you to look further into King’s life, his work and legacy, and his marvelous humanity. Have a great weekend, everyone! Peace!

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