- Mahatma Ghandi was an Indian civil rights leaders
- He fought for those less fortunate
- THIS was his legacy
January 30, 1948. The political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Known as Mahatma, or “the great soul,” Gandhi’s methods of civil disobedience influenced leaders of civil rights movements around the world.
Ghandi was one of a kind
He organized his first campaign of satyagraha, or mass civil disobedience, in 1906 while working as a lawyer in South Africa. Five years after returning to India, Gandhi launched a new satyagraha in 1919 in protest of Britain’s mandatory military draft of Indians.
And then came his trademark. For the next two decades, he led fasts, marches, worked for India's poor and was often imprisoned. In 1942, Gandhi launched the “Quit India” movement, which called for a total British withdrawal from India...
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