Dr. King believed that nonviolent civil disobedience would end injustice.
Dr. King believed that people had a moral duty to oppose injustice. He was not passive in suggesting that individuals must respond to evil in the world. He proposed that individuals embrace nonviolence as a means to end injustice. Nonviolent civil disobedience would transform the souls of individuals who perpetrate injustice:
I do not want to give the impression that non- violence will work miracles overnight. Men are not easily moved from mental ruts or purged of their prejudice and irrational feelings. When the underprivileged demand freedom, the privileged first react with bitterness...
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