Monday, January 18, 2016

King advises: use direct action and legal action

Direct action is not a substitute for work in the courts and the halls of government. Bringing about passage of a new and broad law or pleading cases before the courts of the land, does not eliminate the necessity for bringing about the mass dramatization of injustice in front of a city hall. Indeed, direct action and legal action complement one another; when skillfully employed, each becomes more effective.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Remarks at the Convocation on Equal Justice Under Law, sponsored by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, May 28, 1964, p. 4

No comments:

Post a Comment