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Gandhi and mandela


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Gandhi and mandela

  1. 1. Gandhi/Mandela: Creating History By Austin Kruisheer
  2. 2. Gandhi <ul><li>Raised among multiple world religions. </li></ul><ul><li>Attended law school in England; wasn’t a successful lawyer. </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced racism while living in S. Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi returned to India a deeply religious man who was focused on political change. </li></ul><ul><li>Used nonviolent action in attempts at achieving peace in India. </li></ul><ul><li>Killed by a militant Hindu but in death managed to unite India. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Battling Colonialism/Uniting a Nation <ul><li>Gandhi saw the need for political independence and Indian regeneration. </li></ul><ul><li>1920-The non-cooperation movement stopped support of state run works. Gandhi would serve a 6 year sentence for his leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>To protest the taxation of salt, Gandhi marched 241 miles to Dandi to prove the vulnerability of the government. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi fought to unite India and liberate the state from British rule. </li></ul><ul><li>Even when India was free, Gandhi fought to unite the citizens and end violence between Hindus and Muslims. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mandela <ul><li>Given the name Nelson by a school teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrived in Johannesburg in 1940 only to experience racism. </li></ul><ul><li>Opened the first black owned law office. </li></ul><ul><li>Became the first president of a democratic S. Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Fought for other causes such as HIV/AIDs awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>As one of the longest detained political prisoner he has become the universal symbol of social justice. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fighting Apartheid <ul><li>With the ANCYL Mandela launched a program of action against the Afrikaner’s platform of apartheid. </li></ul><ul><li>1952 Mandela saw success as a “freedom fighter” inspiring many non-violent acts of defiance. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeatedly arrested for his involvement in acts of defiance. </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning with the MK, Mandela sought for more radical action against apartheid. </li></ul><ul><li>Even in prison he used defiance to combat racism. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandela became the face for the new S. Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>2/2/1990 apartheid is officially reversed. </li></ul>