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Can We Teach Children Non Violence as A Way of Life?

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Host Naimah Latif

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is celebrated in the U.S. every 3rd Monday in January, introduced non-violence as both a political strategy and a philosophy to live by. Can it be instilled in children as a way of life? Judge Stanley Hill talks about the upcoming Oratoral Contest on December 29, 2012, sponsored by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's educational arm, PUSH For Excellence, in which children from 3rd through 12th grade will compete in the recitation of Dr. King's speeches. The intention is not only to help youth develop excellent speaking skills, but to instill a pholosophy of love for their fellow human beings by encouraging them to memorize the words of one of America's greatest humanitarians, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.