Gandhi created a revolution of change in India. He had an enormous impact that forever that vibrant country, and he did it all with nonviolence. Gandhi led people and taught them to stand up for themselves and in the process made India a free and independent country. The unfair treatment would no longer stand, it was time for change. The nonviolence policy worked because Gandhi did not give in, he accepted punishment and responsibility, and his followers were loyal.
Summery Rough Draft In the article "How Gandhi Changed the World", Heather Whipps states how Gandhi is a highly respected man for his efforts to free India from British rule using non-violent methods. For this reason, Gandhi is a highly respected man around the world. One reason Gandhi was a superior person was because he supported Indian civil rights. In the article it says "Its hard to imagine the thin robed Gandhi working in the rough and tumble world of law, but Gandhi did get a start in politics as a lawyer in South Africa, where he supported the local Indians community's struggle for civil rights." (Whipps 12) Gandhi's compassion for others in need was a notable trait amongst his many astounding qualities.
Although they were like oil and water, yet they shared the same dream of wanting to end discrimination and racism in America. King was raised in a middle class family and was well educated. Throughout his entire career as a ministry, Martin Luther King Jr. was always opposed to violence. He always stood his ground. Although he had been physically attacked but he never reacted with violence.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott started early in December, 1955. Martin Luther was still a young minister, but his ability to organize people in peaceful protest became immediately obvious. On the same day the boycott began, King was appointed president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. The Montgomery Improvement Association was a collective group of black pastors and local leaders. Its initial theme become the bus boycott drew national attention to racial inequality.
Shek tried to disperse them, but they wouldn 't budge.”(175) The Sherpas and porters really care about Zopa and they were willing to sacrifice their important jobs to save him. Sherpas and porters are from a country that is pretty poor. When they held the silent vigil they sacrificed not only themselves but their families. Lastly, in the very beginning of the book Peak got in trouble with the law for climbing and tagging skyscrapers. Josh had left all his customers at base camp
Like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, his teachings reached far beyond the specific causes for which he advocated for ("Desmond Tutu"). Tutu said "I never doubted that ultimately we were going to be free, because ultimately I knew there was no way in which a lie could prevail over the truth, darkness over light, death over life". The South African apartheid finally came to an end in 1993 ("Desmond Tutu Biography"). In part due to Tutu 's advocacy, bravery, hope, and vision many South Africans received fairer social
So who was Martin Luther King Jr.? “Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who had played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950’s” (history.com). He was also “a well known civil rights leader and activist who had a great deal of influence on American society”(aspenridgeprepschool.org). King gave this speech so he could end segregation forever. So what makes someone an American Hero?
If King did not stress the protests being nonviolent, the fight for civil rights would be more dramatic and problematic (Kirk, par. 18.) Throughout Martin Luther King Jr.’s whole life, he worked for the betterment of the civil rights movement until his last breath. In 1968, Martin Luther had his life taken from him by gunshot and was assassinated. He was protesting with sanitation workers that day as the movement marched towards Washington D.C.
The Rodney King trial was one of many eye openers for not just the city but the nation. It really questioned people’s mindset on how they feel about race, and especially back in those times, where they were just getting on a road to unity. During the trial King did not have much to say, with him recovering and all; however he did feel as if the riots and violence was getting out of hand, which lead him to make a televised plea to not just his people but to everyone asking them to just stop and think. Think about what they were doing for the generations before them as well as the generations that will come soon after them. It was a historic day in history when the video was released about his beating.
Nelson Mandela had to give a speech on Chris Hani’s to keep the peace as many people feared a civil war after the death of Chris Hani (source 2) as he persuaded the militant ANC youth to be accepting of the negotiations so after his death the ANC youth were more critical of the negotiations and this led to more township violence which in turn, affected the negotiations and the CODESA talks even more. Due to Chris Hani’s death, there a massive mobilisation in April 1993 which ultimately led to the national commitment to there being a democratic election date in April 1994. (Source