FIRE Honors Dr. King’s Commitment to Peaceful Protest

By January 17, 2011

Today we celebrate an American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the New York Post eloquently detailed this morning, Dr. King championed peaceful protest, and his accomplishments promoting civil rights and social equality were made possible through the very peaceful protest he advocated. During his time, Dr. King’s speech was regarded as inflammatory by many, but he argued that his rhetoric was necessary to provoke society to action. FIRE honors Dr. King’s profound commitment to the power of freedom of expression and his dedication to justice for all.

We have previously blogged about Dr. King’s famous "I Have a Dream" speech and his philosophy of civil disobedience.