Robert F. Williams and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had different views on the use of self-defense and non-violence. Robert F. Williams believed that self-defense was necessary in order to protect family, loved ones, and the community from harm and unjust treatment by the Ku Klux Klan, and other uncivilized groups of society. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. thought that non-violent protest was the only way to deal with violence enacted on them by these groups.
This poster shows an argument between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Williams on the use of non-violence and self-defense. It uses several pictures to add to the meaning of what these two figureheads have said. Some of the pictures add comedic relief, while the coloration and designs’ make the poster unique in the sense that it catches the viewer’s eye, and is most definitely different than any other seen here today.