Martin Luther King, Jr
Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks about not responding with violence when attacked by opponents. King used nonviolent resistance to protest discrimination against blacks during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
In August 1963, more than 200,000 people took part in the March on Washington, a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. They demanded equal rights for African Americans. That day, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed in 1968. His tombstone reads, “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty I’m free at last.” The quote is from a spiritual (religious folk song) that King often used in his speeches.