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He Showed Us The Way: A Speech by Cesar Chavez on MLK

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He Showed Us The Way: A Speech by Cesar Chavez on MLK

Nonviolence is more powerful than violence.

- Cesar Chavez -

He Showed Us The Way: A Speech by Cesar Chavez on MLK

"The burdens of generations of poverty and powerlessness lie heavy in the fields of America,"said Cesar Chavez in April 1978, rallying farm workers and praising Martin Luther King's use of non-violence "as a truly powerful weapon to achieve equality and liberation." Chavez' view of non-violence was practical. Like King he lived what he believed, and we can apply to him his own words in praise of King: "few men or women ever have the opportunity to know the true satisfaction that comes with giving one's life totally in the nonviolent struggle for justice. { read more }

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Chavez said that "people become violent when the deep concern they have for people is frustrated and when they are faced with seemingly insurmountable odds." The next time you become angry, or someone becomes violent with you, can you accept and forgive as you seek to find the justice at the core of the problem?

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