So for my Religion class - the one that I had to write that op-ed for - we have to watch the documentary series "Eyes on the Prize" about the civil rights movement over break. I've been watching it, and there's this one part that blows me away. I remember learning about it last year in my HS Civil Rights Movement class, but it feels even more powerful now.
In January 1956, MLK’s house was bombed with his wife and 10-week old baby inside. He came home, went inside and found out they were okay. Then he walked outside and said this to the mob that had accumulated outside
If you have weapons, take them home... We are not advocating violence. We want to love our enemies. I want you to love our enemies. Be good to them. This is what we must live by. We must meet hate with love... For what we are doing is right. What we are doing is just. And God is with us.It gives me goosebumps every time. To say that after your family has just been attacked - it just shows so much authenticity and love and faith and commitment to nonviolence. What a man.