Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s.
Read MLK’s explanation of non-violence philosophy here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160326041608/https://www.pbs.org:80/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/sources/ps_nonviolence.html
Read a speech by John Lewis here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160326235652/https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/sources/ps_washington.html
And finally, a speech by Malcolm X here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160312132436/https://www.pbs.org:80/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/sources/ps_noi.html
Answer the following question.
1. Could non-violence have worked without people like John Lewis and organizations like the Black Panthers? Why or why not?
2. Why do you think the Civil Rights Movement was so successful during this period of time?
3. Non-violence did not work everywhere. John Lewis and the Black Panthers in part illustrate this. Why do you think this was so?