Legacy of non violent protests
Gandhi and Martin Luther King
Timeline on india independence movement
- Apr 26 1905 Gandhi urged Indian men and women, rich or poor, to spend time each day spinning homespun cloth in support of the independence movement, and also include women in the movement at a time when many thought that such activities were not ‘respectable’ for women.
- Mar 12 1915 The Civil Disobedience Movement was formed under the leadership of Gandhi, and is one of the most important phases in the Indian National Movement. The main goal was to disobey unjust laws created by the British Government
- Apr 6 1930 People all over India were making salt illegal, and were getting sent to jail by the British control. On April 6th 1930 Gandhi marched 241 miles on foot and arrived at the coastal village of Dandi, India, where he gathered salt. Gandhi had lead many Indians to disobey British law. But her never used violence or hatred to obtain Indian freedom. Gandhi believed in loving everyone including ones opponets.
- Jun 30 1930 The Salt March embarrassed Britain, which took pride in its democratic traditions. But in India, the officials were jailing thousands of Indian citizens who wanted basic freedoms and a better way of living
- Aug 1947 India becomes free after all that gandhi has done and two years after gandhi's death
Gandhi and martin luther king jr
- Gandhi and MLK were both put in jail for fighting for rights one case was the caste system and another one was African American rights
- Both protested with peace and march's and boycotts two examples are the salt march and The march on washington dc
- Both Gandhi's and MLK's nonviolence movements gained many rights for specific groups of people
- Also both of there wives supported their causes
- Finally they were both assassinated