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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Pride and Power of Nonviolence

August 22, 2011 Posted by: Nathan King, Park Ranger

By energizing millions of supporters around the country, King aimed to do more than win a few court cases on specific issues; he aimed to awaken the American conscience. "The arc of the moral universe is long," King said, "but it bends toward justice." King would bend the arc with a revolutionary form of protest.

 

Did You Know?

WWIIdyk

The 56 columns that ring the World War II Memorial list the U.S. states and territories involved in the conflict. They are arranged in the order in which they joined the Union, alternating from one side to the other.