Published August 26, 2013
The success of the of the American Civil Rights Movement and the fight for racial equality in the United States is a testament to millions of African Americans who fought against racial discrimination in the 1960s. Another major factor was the strategy of protesting for equal rights without using violence. Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King championed this strategy as an alternative to armed uprising. VOA's Chris Simkins has more on King's non-violent strategy.