Martin Luther King And Gandhi Comparison

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Civil Disobedience by Thoreau is the refusal to obey government demands or commands and nonresistance to consequent arrest and punishment this had an extreme effect on Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Gandhi. They were fighting for different beliefs. However they both had the same believes about civil disobedience and they both end in the same place, jail.
In the first place Gandhi believed that the only way to confronted injustice was with non-violent methods. Gandhi once said “It is the acid test of non-violence,” “that in a non-violent conflict there is no rancor left behind and, in the end, the enemies are converted into friends.” For example, Gandhi expected Britain to allow India’s independence after World War I, but it did not happen, …show more content…

For example, King’s first opportunity to display Civil Disobedience in his society was in becoming a leader of The Montgomery Bus Boycott. King did wanted to fight towards injustice but he was influenced by the Bible and from his understanding of the teachings of Jesus which showed him that the way to fight injustice was not harming other.
As a matter of fact, King and Gandhi had the same view about civil disobedience, but they used civil disobedience in different injustice act. Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. He used civil disobedience when he expected for Britain to allow India’s independence but even though it did not happened he always remained using non-violence. On the other hand, Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s.During this time King only goal was to raise the public consciousness of racism, he wanted to end racial discrimination and segregation in the United States. The only way to fight towards this injustice was using …show more content…

Even though by the nonviolence acts that Gandhi used toward the British’s Gandhi was taken to jail for various reasons, one from disobeying authorities to urging public resistance of the British Empire. He beg responsibility and is sentenced to six years in prison but was later released in January, 1924.
At the same time, during the 1963, in the united stated Martin Luther King was also taken to jail. Like Gandhi Even though King used non-violence to fix an injustice law he went to jail. In August 28, 1963 King led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama. This caught the attention of the entire world. The Freedom March took place in Washington, D.C. Attack dogs and fire hoses were turned against protestors and King was arrested and took to jail during these protests. There he wrote "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," which advocates civil disobedience against unjust laws. After years of marches, protests, speeches, and conferences in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. In conclusion, Martin Luther king and Gandhi had more comparisons than contrasts, however they were both protesting for different injustice problems in their government using nun violence acts they both had the same believes about civil disobedience and they both end up in jail. Even though Gandhi end up in jail more times than Martin Luther

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