In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
Martin Luther King was a firm believer in nonviolence. Gandhi’s ideals of nonviolence gave King the ideas for his movement. He wanted it to be done peacefully and without violence. King had a way of uniting people and getting his ideas heard in a nonviolent way. Unfortunately, if Dr. King were here today, I believe he would be disgusted and upset with the way we as a nation have been conducting ourselves in his absence. As a nation, we have not changed for the better and have a lot of work to do on both ends to be at peace. Our nation today has many issues that lead us to act not in the way Martin Luther King would advise us to act, but instead we act out physically. Due to the way the United States is today, I believe Martin Luther King Jr. would be not only disappointed but enraged with what we are doing today.
"Martin Luther King, Jr. and Today’s World,"
Verbum: Vol. 13
, Article 15.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol13/iss1/15