The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it...

Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate....

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King

 

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Federal paratroopers escort African American pupils to Central High
School in Little Rock, Ark. without trouble. A thousand paratroopers had
been called by President Eisenhower to restore order and escort nine
black students safely to class. Sept. 26, 1957.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Rev. Martin Luther King is arrested in September 1958 on a charge
of loitering (later changed to "failure to obey an officer") in the vicinity
of the Montgomery Recorder's Court. He was released on $100 bond.

 



The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks during his visit to Seattle
in November 1961. King came as part of a lecture series presented by
the Brotherhood of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

LARRY DION / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Photographs courtesey The Seattle Times

 

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