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What Kansas City Activists See In Dr. King's Civil Disobedience

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Carlos Moreno
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KCUR
A crowd protests at J.C. Nichols Fountain in Kansas City, Missouri on May 30, 2020.

Leaders of Kansas City's social justice movement assess the value of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s strategies in their work today.

Protest marches and boycott's were among the methods used by Dr. King to advance the cause of Black people but violence never was. In these days of Black Lives Matter, we asked if the reverend's approach still works or if more is required.

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