King (January 16, 2006)

King offered the non-violent vision at a time when frustration was fomenting violence.  Others fomenting violence made the non-violent course of action more appealing.  The non-violent avenue is more likely to overcome in a society that tolerates free speech and protects due process.  The success of King was as much a product of his determined and incremental challenge to American apartheid as it was of the resilience of American society to respond to his challenge to injustice.

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