The Influence of Ghandi
A look at how the teachings of Ghandi influenced the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
# 17120 | 1,192 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jan 22, 2003 in History (Leaders) , Philosophy (Eastern) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , African-American Studies (Black Philosophy)
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The paper examines the book ?Raising Up A Prophet: The African-American Encounter With Gandhi? by Sudarshan Kapur, which describes how African-Americans became aware of Gandhi and used the ideas of his movement to facilitate the desegregation of America. The paper shows how African-American journals and newspapers like 'The Crisis' and 'The Chicago Defender', helped bring the effects of the Gandhian movement in India to the United States.
From the Paper:"?Watch the people of India,? is a phrase taken from a piece in the Chicago Defender by Mary Church Terrel. In "Raising Up A Prophet: The African-American Encounter WIth Gandhi" by Sudarshan Kapur, Terrel's advice outlines the first step toward African-American freedom. Kapur's book describes how African-Americans became aware of Gandhi, and used the ideas of his movement to facilitate the desegregation of America. From this we can see the notion that a leader of desegregation (Martin Luther King Jr.) was born from an understanding and combination of Christianity and the methods of Gandhi."
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