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  • Strategy 0 Education was primary target 0 Graduate schools, universities, grade schools 0 Symbolic and practical 0 Inherently involved students
  • Methods 0 Legal 0 Non-violent resistance (Direct action) 0 Marches, Sit-ins, Teach-ins, Boycotts
  • Gandhi 0 First person to use non- violence to political scene on large scale 0 Influences: Plato’s Apology, William Salter's Ethical Religion (1889); Henry David Thoreau's On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (1847); Leo Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God Is Within You (1893), A Letter to a Hindu (1908) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MKGandhi.jpg
  • Bayard Rustin 0 Founding member of CORE 0 Organized 1947 Journey of Reconciliation 0 Taught MLK Gandhian nonviolence 0 Organized 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 0 Gay rights activist http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsc.01272/
  • James Lawson 0 Trained in non-violent direct action 0 CORE activist 0 Headquartered in Nashville: Vanderbilt, Fisk 0 Worked for SCLC and SNCC http://breachofpeace.com/blog/?p=18
  • Methods 0 How? 0 Workshops 0 Practice http://www.crmvet.org/images/imghome.htm
  • Children’s Crusade http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgbham.htm
  • Children’s Crusade 0 Birmingham, AL, May 2-5, 1963 0 Massive arrests- 1,000 on May 2. 3,000 in jail by May 10 0 Bull Connor 0 Dogs and Fire hoses 0 News media
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  • Assessment 0 Did it work? 0 Why? http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgfr.htm