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Henry David Thoreau
Discover more about the Unitarian and Transcendentalist best known for his experiment in simple living at Walden Pond. Read his writings about civil disobedience and his arguments for ending slavery at The Thoreau Reader, a Thoreau Society project that posts annotated works of Thoreau online. Also visit the informative Transcendentalists website of Jone Johnson Lewis.
Thoreau as Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Walden for Personal Reflection and Group Discussion by Barry M. Andrews (Boston, MA: Skinner House Books, 2000).
Walden: Lessons for a New Millennium by Henry David Thoreau (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1998).
Thoreau, Gandhi, and King
Explore the Thoreau/Gandhi/King connection and find more quotations from nonviolence speeches online in a 2006 article by Nick Gier, a University of Idaho professor emeritus. Learn more from a prize-winning high school essay about Thoreau ("The Noble Doubter") and the civil disobedience and nonviolent action page on the Kid's Right organization website.
"I Have a Dream"
See and hear the power of peace in Dr. King's 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech, available in many video documentaries and online. The American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches website posts the full text and audio and video recordings.