GANDHI, MOHANDAS K. – (1869—1948) Leader of India’s nonviolent independence movement, who forced the British to quit India. Dr. King studied Gandhi’s successful campaigns and adapted some of Gandhi’s strategies in the American Civil Rights Movement. As Dr. King said of the role of Gandhi’s teachings in the Civil Rights Movement, “Christ furnished the spirit and motivation, while Gandhi furnished the method.” Dr. King said “Gandhi was the guiding light of our technique for nonviolent social change.” Excerpt from King Center online.
MLK Online Resources:
1. The King Center Digital Archive
2. Dr. King related video (items available online) from the American
Archive of Public Broadcasting
3. Archived Video of Dr. King via C-SPAN Video Library (View Online)
4. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC
(Opened to the public in August 2011 first memorial dedicated to an African American on the mall )
5. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (National holiday the third Monday in January – celebrated since January 1986)
6. World Book Online full article with pictures, and “I have a dream” speech.
7. Library of Congress look under the American Memory Collection – African Americans
8. Library of Congress Today in History (Great pictures including an ariel view of the March on Washington)
9. Brain Pop Video on Dr. King’s Contributions & Life https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/martinlutherkingjr/