Thursday, August 04, 2005

Ode to Non - Violent Revolution Opus VI

"Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence."
Albert Camus

American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)

Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The civil rights movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all citizens of United States. It has been made up of many movements, though the term is often used to refer to the struggles between 1955 and 1968 to end discrimination against African-Americans and to end racial segregation, especially in the U.S. South.
The civil rights movement has had a lasting impact on United States society, both in its tactics and in increased social and legal acceptance of civil rights. This focus on the years between 1955, when the Montgomery bus boycott began, and 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, is somewhat arbitrary; the civil rights movement continued in different forms after that, and continues today.
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Ph.D., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a Nobel Laureate, Baptist minister, and African American civil rights activist. He is one of the most significant leaders in U.S. history and in the modern history of non-violence, and is considered a hero, peacemaker and martyr by many people around the world.

3 comments:

Constantine said...

Hey Angevoix,
The Camus quote is interesting. I believe (could be wrong) that he was an atheist. I wonder then if that means he would advocate violence?

I gotta go deal with Seraph now. :) He's a friend but knows how to get my goad.

Talk to you latter.

voixdange said...

Hey, you know who God used to speak to Balaam...

olympiada said...

Hi Ange - I do not understand the Camus quote, can you break it down?
As you know I am divorcing an African-American and I have a child with him. We disagreed on the issue of civil rights. I am non-violent, he is violent. Well I found out about my own violence when I became a mother. I have been to Atlanta, to a building associated with MLK Jr. I will have to ask my ex what building that was, or email my ex sister-in-law.
What is a Nobel Laureate? Does that mean he won the Nobel Peace Prize? For what? I would be interested to read more about that. My ex has a box of books on black studies and my godfather published a book on the Ancient African Faith. He actually just gave a couple of talks to the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. I have to check their website and see if they are mentioned. The talks were on racism and reconciliation. That is his ministry. He is married to an African American woman and does African American and Ancient Christianity conferences. I can link you to his web site if you like.
Yes I would like to learn more about King, like where did he get his Ph.D. and in what.
Yes non-violence is important.