A hero to many

"Where there is love there is life."
-Mahatma Gandhi  

          Mahatma Gandhi was a hero to many with his inspirational movements. He was born in Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869. Gandhi is known as the "Father of the Indian Independence Movement." He spent 20 years in South Africa fighting against discrimination. There he created his idea of "Satyagraha" (sat-ee-og-gruh-hu), which is a non-violet way of protesting. While in India, “Gandhi’s obvious virtue, simplistic lifestyle, and minimal dress endeared him to people.” He spent the rest of his years working to remove British law from India. He also worked on getting better lives for India’s poor communities. Other civil rights leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr. have used Gandhi’s techniques of non-violet protest in their movements. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

          Some of his achievements include:

·  Led a 200 mile “Salt March” so the people of India could make and gather their own salt; goal was for the people of India to not but salt from the British; successful in his march  

·  Successful lawyer with a law office in South Africa

· Changed the way people think about different races, colors, religions, and backgrounds  

·  Taught peace and words are the right way to fight

·  Removed discrimination from South Africa

·  Fought for India’s independence from Great Britain, which became a reality on August 15, 1947.

·  Such a powerful speaker and inspirational man,  whole countries listened to him and used his ways

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