The Children Of Gandhi

His strategy of nonviolence has spawned generations of spiritual heirs around the world

Tibet: The Dalai Lama

At the site of Gandhi's cremation, he said, "To me, he was... the consummate politician, a man who put his belief in altruism above any personal considerations. I was convinced too that his devotion to the cause of nonviolence was the only way to conduct politics"

The U.S.: Martin Luther King Jr. And Rosa Parks

To desegregate Nashville's lunch counters in 1958, King, right, brought in James Lawson, a student of Gandhi's, to train protesters in nonviolence. But the most dramatic act of quiet defiance belonged to Rosa Parks, below, being fingerprinted in 1955. Her refusal to...

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