Feb 18, 2009-- In 1959, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to India to further understand Mahatma Gandhi's tactics of passive resistance. Gandhi's methods of nonviolent protests had worked a decade earlier to bring independence to a nation. In '59, King was in the midst of formulating and carrying out his own plan to help bring freedom and equality to the oppressed in the United States. Their legacies were forever linked by the lessons King applied when he returned to America. On the 50th anniversary of King's visit to India, his oldest son, Martin Luther King III went to India to commemorate the historical trip. (2632 reads)
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