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Protesters using nonviolent techniques

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King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Because black people had suffered injustice for so long, King believed they should not have to wait any longer for change.

King believed nonviolence was essential for him as a man of God. He also believed that violence would ruin the chances for change. King and others were willing to go to jail for the cause of civil rights.

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