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Old 03-30-2009, 10:54 PM   #14
Jae Onasi
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King did read Gandhi, admired the man, and even quoted him, but King was motivated largely by his faith in Christ to do what he did. His speeches and sermons (since he was a pastor) are filled with Biblical references, and his non-violence policy was based on Christ's example, as he stated.

Within the context of the culture and community of that time, King could not have done what he did without the backing of the Christian community of all races. Malcolm X tried to accomplish black rights through the black Muslim community but could not achieve what King and other leaders were able to accomplish.

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