Sojourners Magazine: May 1983
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Our children, 7 and 9 years old then, were spending three weeks of their summer vacation with my parents in New York, attending a day camp there.
In April, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was imprisoned for eight days as a result of his role in the Birmingham, Alabama civil rights campaign.
A friend, actually the first of many, once asked me a question: "Why do we choose civil disobedience over the more acceptable forms of protest?" The question seemed incorrect.