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Why we must teach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s principles to a new generation

“We didn’t kill anybody. A few of us were killed … but we made sure that non-violence was the way that we helped America grow in grace and in the purity of its own vision.”
— Ambassador Andrew Young

In an era when America is looking more and more like a tinderbox waiting to catch on fire, we would do well to heed these timeless words of wisdom from one of America’s greatest civil rights pioneers.

In the half century since Dr. King gave his life for the case of justice and equality, social science research has extensively validated the efficacy of Dr. King’s commitment to pursuing social injustice through non-violence.