Mahatma Gandhi: India's Civil Rights Movement

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“An eye for an eye only ends up making the world blind” Mahatma Karachand Gandhi or simply known as “Gandhi” was a revered activist in Indian immigration in South Africa within the early 1900s. He dedicated the greater part of his life to civil rights within his country and gradually worked up to influencing the world. Gandhi became a leading model in expressing India’s struggle with Britain and challenged authority in several accounts. He’s fought against the masses with the help of his supporters and undertook the effects that had come after. Gandhi was born in Porbondar India but moved to Rajkot at the age of seven, and was the youngest of his four other siblings. Gandhi’s childhood consisted of strict beliefs and complete order. However, it was relatively easy considering he grew up in the Bania caste. At that time the only people that lived there where at a high status in wealth. His father was the prime minister of small city states in India and his mother was known as a “devout religious women who always attended the temple”. His father ended up dying before Gandhi …show more content…
He came from a wealthy family and was guaranteed a life in luxury. He choose to use his status for good and fight for those without a voice. Spent decades protesting for equality and managed to do so peacefully, and risked his own life multiple times while doing so. From Gandhi we can learn the value of fighting for both our own public and personal liberties. Weather it may be a major or minor issue, we can learn to take pride in what it is we aim to achieve with a humble attitude and the good of the people in mind. He dedicated his life to fighting for independence and did so with and “indomitable will”. No matter how tough things got he still emphasized to “have faith in humanity” even when many were against him. Gandhi strived for change and succeeded in doing so, above all we can learn to “Be the change you wish to see in the

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