Essay Compare And Contrast Gandhi And Martin Luther King Jr

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Concordia College
COM 100
Dr. Zissouli
Fall 2016
Miranda Merino
Peaceful Revolutionaries When John F. Kennedy said, “those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” there were many people who agreed and disagreed with his statement. I agree with John F. Kennedy because if people/leaders are not willing to protest peacefully, it is because they are asking for violence. Mahatma Gandhi was a leader who hindered the process of violent revolutions by starting his own peaceful revolution using civil disobedience and leading a nation to do the same. Similarly, Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist fighting for equality, freedom and brotherhood between white and black communities. Although both Gandhi and MLK fought for civil rights, freedom of oppression,
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both come from two completely different backgrounds. Gandhi was born in Porbandor, Kathiawar, India. After the passing of his father, he studied law in England. He struggled as a lawyer, but managed a one-year contract to perform legal services down in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was successful in school and earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology at the young age of 25. He became a pastor at a Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama and was also a civil rights leader in the local NAACP.
Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. were both upset with the laws thrust on them by the government (the white man). Mahatma Gandhi was outraged by the injustice, discrimhe had both witnessed and experienced while he was in South Africa. These causes paved the way for him to create the Natal Indian Congress to fight discrimination is Martin Luther King Jr. used Rosa Parks and her civil disobedience as his own example of the unfairness in American government and launched his own campaign for civil rights. Both Gandhi and MLKJ created movements that would shift society's views and
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