Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela Essay

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Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela Non-violence is a concept that people participate in social and political change without violence. It is a form of social and political change between passive acceptances and armed struggle. Non-violence way to participate in the social and political change is including nonviolent civil disobedience against, acts of civil disobedience or other powerful influence uncooperative antagonistic form; it is similar with pacifism, but it is not pacifism. Since the mid-20th century, non-violence and civil disobedience become the main form of social change, and it also is respected political and social philosophy. As the practice of social and political change, non-violent has the essence …show more content…
Martin Luther King leaded civil rights movement, based on his non-violence idea and his famous speaking “I have a Dream,” he successful help African American get their civil rights, and American government signed the bill of “Civil Rights Act of 1964.” This Act provided that shall not take apartheid in the United States, and also discriminate against African American, minorities and women are illegal. “Civil Rights Act of 1964” ended a long black and white apartheid policy in the United States, and it is considered a milestone of progress in human rights (American Nonviolence, Page 164). In 1964, Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Although King is great non-violence movement leader, he is unsuccessful for his movement. He helps blacks get rights in a legal point of view, but after he dead the racialism still there, As Michael Jackson’s song said “If Martin Luther was living, he wouldn’t let this be.”

Nelson Mandela is a world-renowned Nobel Peace Prize winner. In order to overthrow the white racist rule in South Africa, he was arduous struggle 50 years, and he was facing the prison more than 27 years. Ultimately, he becomes the first black president in South Africa, and he creates a democratic

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