Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr. were True Inspirations

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He inspired well known civil-rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, and also revolutionary scientist Einstein. Gandhi was well known for using peaceful methods such as peace marches, boycotts, and sit-ins. Most people could call Gandhi the father of peace, for it was he who help the world recognize the effectiveness of non-violence. Gandhi’s peaceful ideals help break barriers in his community, individuals, and the world; showing them that the world can be a better place without the acts of violence and ruthlessness. Gandhi influenced a lot of people of his ideals. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was deeply enlightened by his teachings such as the “love-your-enemies philosophy”, which inspired him to fight for African-American’s rights without the use of weapons and violence. Dr. King describes Gandhi teachings, “As I read [Gandhi’s literature], I became deeply fascinated by his campaigns of nonviolent resistance. As I delved deeper into the philosophy of Gandhi, my skepticism concerning the power of love gradually diminished, and I came to see for the first time its potency in the area of social reform.”,(Yahoo Voice. Dr). King wasn’t the only Civil Rights leader influenced by Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, also know as the father of South Africa, was also deeply influenced by Gandhi’s teachings. Mandela had called Gandhi one of his greatest…
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