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Power Does Not Come From a Gun- Power A word from which many meanings derive To each individual it means something distinct and it is how one uses their power that makes up who they are Power does not come from the barrel of a gun A gun can do nothing without someone there to pull the trigger The power to take a life rests within the person the gun simply serving as their tool When groups protesting for a cause they believe in use violent tactics do they ever accomplish anything When we kill what do we achieve To say that power lies in the barrel of a gun is to say that the most effective way to get what we want or what we feel we deserve is to murder It is only those with no faith in their dreams or belief in themselves who could make such a statement Martin Luther King Jr once said If a man hasnt found something he will die for he isnt fit to live A leader in the Black community and the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Kings accomplishment of attaining civil rights for Blacks was a great one but the road to achievement was long and full of sacrifices It was a time when Blacks had no rights and most of them accepted this as the way it was and no one could do anything about it Most of them but not King When the police arrested a black woman for sitting in the front of the bus and refusing to give up her seat to a white woman King led a committee that organized a boycott of buses The results were that on April 23 1956 the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in
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