MOHANDAS K. GANDHI.
His political struggles. His role in gaining India's independence from Great Britain. The historical and political context in which Gandhi's independence movement emerged. Influence of religion. Gandhi's methods of political persuasion. Home-rule activities. His commitment to non-violence and use of passive resistance. Power and religious struggles of Hindus, Muslims and Congress Party advocates.
KING, MARTIN LUTHER & NON-VIOLENCE.
Creative protest vs. counterproductive violence; morality, love, resistance; demonstrations & sit-ins; impact of Thoreau & Gandhi; six points of non-violence.
Leadership Style of Dr. King
An account of the rhetorical strategies Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used to become successful in motivating people to support his activism, and an evaluation of his leadership effectiveness. The historical context of his actions.
Martin Luther King and Civil Disobedience
This paper provides a discussion of Martin Luther King and civil disobedience based on King’s views he expressed to the white local clergy in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” after they asked him to discontinue his protests in the city. Also includes an outline of the paper.
Rebellion and Conformity in Thoreau
Analyzes Thoreau's position on the necessity of both rebellion against government and conformity with certain social norms and mores. Refers to Thoreau's essay, On Civil Disobedience as the basis for his political beliefs.
NON-VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.
Compares Thoreau's notion of civil disobedience with the civil rights movement of the 1960s to gain equal rights for African Americans. Leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his thinking. Moral reasons for disobeying unjust laws. Peaceful demonstrations and those of activists. Bus boycott & NAACP litigation approach. Sit-ins, Freedom Rides and voter registration efforts of SNCC.
Henry David Thoreau and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Views and political activism of both men. Shared view of injustices in society. Nature and power of civil disobedience. Nonviolent approach and resistance to injustice. Differences between the two. Thoreau addressing the individual and King society as a whole. Enactment of civil rights legislation.
Gandhi's Leadership Style
This paper analyzes the the leadership style of Mahatma Gandhi, and how his life experiences helped him develop into an effective leader. His reliance on the principles of nonviolence and civil disobedience in his fight for the independence of India.