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John Lewis and the Way of Nonviolence

July 31, 2020 Leona Evans Season 1 Episode 15
Get Off Your Affirmation!
John Lewis and the Way of Nonviolence
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Get Off Your Affirmation!
John Lewis and the Way of Nonviolence
Jul 31, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Leona Evans

The late Congressman John Lewis was deeply inspired by the Gandhi/King philosophy of nonviolence. Every action he took in the name of justice was based in nonviolence and grounded in love. He continued to work at reaching that place inside himself that didn't look for retribution or retaliation, but justice and the dismantling of inequities. 

In this episode, in honor of John Lewis, Leona and Matthew share two of the more celebrated nonviolent protests, the Salt March of 1930 and the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1956. This is not only to illustrate how effective those protests were, but to share some of the philosophy of nonviolence, which is much more than an activity, it is a way of life.

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The late Congressman John Lewis was deeply inspired by the Gandhi/King philosophy of nonviolence. Every action he took in the name of justice was based in nonviolence and grounded in love. He continued to work at reaching that place inside himself that didn't look for retribution or retaliation, but justice and the dismantling of inequities. 

In this episode, in honor of John Lewis, Leona and Matthew share two of the more celebrated nonviolent protests, the Salt March of 1930 and the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1956. This is not only to illustrate how effective those protests were, but to share some of the philosophy of nonviolence, which is much more than an activity, it is a way of life.

Tempo: 120.0