Dr. King proclaimed the need for action, cooperation, and brotherhood.  Physical violence only begets more…

 

The chaos on our streets today besmirch his memory….

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“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our crea­tive protests to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of melding physical force with soul force. The marvelous new mili­tancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.”

King, Martin Luther. “I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr; August 28, 1963.” The Avalon Project, Yale Law School, avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/mlk01.asp.

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