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Preacher of Nonviolence: Howard Thurman, mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featured in PBS documentary

King is said to have carried Thurman’s 1949 book “Jesus and the Disinherited” with him in his travels. | Image courtesy: Emory University

Howard Thurman, a theologian who mentored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is the subject of a new documentary that highlights the influence the older man had on a range of civil rights leaders.

Howard Thurman preached and taught nonviolence after meeting Mahatma Gandhi in India.

“Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story,” a 55-minute film, highlights how King’s work and mission were shaped by the African-American theologian and writer […]


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