Another protester, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, 43, agreed.
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERSHIP AGES
Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African-American studies at Duke University, said it's also important to remember that the nonviolent movement of the 1960s civil rights movement was a historically specific strategy employed in response to the violence people were facing.
A NEIGHBOR'S VIEW
Meanwhile, the actions of looters and rioters in Ferguson had similar goals to nonviolent actions, said Keisha Bentley-Edwards, a professor at the University of Texas-Austin who studies race, adolescence and academic and social development. Both--either through looting or bus boycotts--disrupted businesses, changed the status quo in communities, and called into question people's assumptions of safety.