Monthly Archives: March 2018

Martin Luther King urged nonviolence after the bombing of his home

“If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through retaliatory violence. We must meet violence with nonviolence. Remember the words of Jesus: ‘He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword.’ We must love our white brothers, no matter what they do to us.… We must meet hate with love.”
Martin Luther, King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom (New York: Ballantine Books, 1958), 111.