|Sponsor||Rep. Lewis, John|
|Date||February 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Sarah Makin|
H.Res. 134 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House under a motion to suspend the rules. This resolution was introduced by Representative John Lewis (D-GA) on February 4, 2009.
H.Res. 134 resolves that the House of Representatives
Dr. King and his wife Coretta Scott King traveled to Bombay, India, on February 10, 1959, and stayed until March 10, 1959. While in India, Dr. King met with Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, land reform leader Vinoba Bhave, and other Indian leaders to discuss issues of poverty, economic policy, and race relations. While traveling, Dr. King spoke about race and equality and promoted nonviolence and civil disobedience as methods for obtaining political and social goals. Dr. King claims that his visit to India encouraged him to continue using nonviolence as an instrument of social change to end segregation and racial discrimination in America.