Mahatma Gandhi And Martin Luther King Essay

1799 Words Oct 13th, 2016 8 Pages
Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted to see a change made in not only their countries, but in the worlds they lived in. Both of them pushed for a nonviolent society in which their communities and families could live in. Despite what was going on around them, they always tried to take the route of less resistance, even if that meant being spit on, arrested and even thrown in jail. Mahatma Gandhi was a key ingredient to the growth of Indian Nationalism, while Martin Luther King, Jr. was a main reason the Civil Rights Movement became as big as it did with the help of some other notable men and women. Social change was inevitable for both of these men, but they both had to go through road blocks and naysayers to achieve that goal.
Mahatma Gandhi was born as Mohandas Karamchaund Gandhi and became a world renown political and Indian Nationalist leader while they were fighting for independence from the British in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Mahatma Gandhi pushed for a united India focused upon the idea of religious toleration after British India gained its independence in the year 1947 despite being sectioned off into the countries of Pakistan and India. His teachings and beliefs are grouped into four sections; The Government, Anarchy, Democracy and Nonviolence, and the Use of Power (p. 208-209).
“I hold that nonviolence is not merely a personal virtue. It is also a social virtue to be cultivated like other virtues. Surely society is largely regulated by the…

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