“Agape” and the 6 Pillars of Non-Violent Resistance


“Another basic point about agape is that it springs from the need of the other person — his need for belonging to the best in the human family… Since the white man’s personality is greatly distorted by segregation, and his soul is greatly scarred, he needs the love of the Negro. The Negro must love the white man, because the white man needs his love to remove his tensions, insecurities, and fears.” Martin Luther King Jr.

From the book A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. appraised by Maria Popova here.


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