Lead: After generations of second-class citizenship, African-Americans made significant progress toward equality in the 1950s and 60s.  For many this was not enough. Some of them formed the Black Panther Party.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. 

                Content: Perhaps the most important contribution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the progress of black rights in America was his instinctive commitment to nonviolence protest. While he was an excellent strategist and a powerful public speaker, he and his associates knew that white America could persuaded to back their goals if violence was inflicted on blacks demanding their rights and blacks responded with moderation.