MLK: Nonviolence is the Most Powerful Weapon

A short video interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides young social scientists with an opportunity to hear directly from King about his commitment to non-violent organized resistance and why he believed it is the most powerful weapon in the fight for civil rights.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a viewing guide for the interview that provides space for viewers to record notes about terms used, references made, and key points and explanations
  • Pause the video frequently to check for understanding, answer questions, and permit class members to take notes
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes viewers are familiar with Mahatma Gandhi, as well as the principles of non-violent organized resistance
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes closed captions and a transcript
  • None
Common Core