How Gandhi Utilized Advocacy
by Letters 4 the Damned
CLEVELAND — Martin Luther King, Jr. once referred to Gandhi’s philosophy as, “The only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.” Mahatma, or “Great Soul,” Gandhi was an advocate and is largely known for bringing about the concept of nonviolent resistance.
Gandhi’s journey as an advocate began in South Africa. As a young legal adviser, he saw firsthand the damage caused by race-oriented laws and class based oppression.
This is when Gandhi began to teach his philosophy of passive resistance. Gandhi’s organization of the Indian community in South Africa was the beginning of widespread social change.
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