Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills

In a special commentary to CNN titled "How nonviolent protest defeats injustice," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on his participation in the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in 1965—a memory called to mind while watching demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square sitting down to reduce the violence around them.

A CNN video embedded in the piece—"Echoes of U.S. unrest of 1960s"—features Mills and Reverend Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing the parallels many are drawing between the revolution in Egypt and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.