Martin Luther King, Jr.

Andrew Rossmeissl @ Tue, 2005-09-13 12:37

“Our nonviolent marches in Chicago last summer brought about a housing agreement which, if implemented, will be the strongest step toward open housing taken in any city in the nation. Most significant is the fact that this progress occurred with minimum human sacrifice and loss of life. Fewer people have been killed in ten years of nonviolent demonstrations across the South than were killed in one night of rioting in Watts.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community (Boston: Beacon Press, 1968), p. 58.

(Biographical note: Martin Luther King, Jr., was the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference when it allied with a coalition of Chicago civil rights groups to form the Chicago Freedom Movement.)