Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. He became the first black president in South America in the year of 1993. Mandela was very involved in the anti- apartheid movement, when he was around 20 years old. He stood up for what he believed in, and had a strong passion for it. For 20 years of Mandela's life, he was directed a peaceful and non-violent campaign group. His goal for this campaign was to end all racist laws in South America. Because of this, he was incarcerated for 27 years. In 1993, Mandela and F.W won a Nobel Peace Prize for his effort to take away laws from the government. Nelson Mandela died from a respiratory infection on December 5, 2013. Even though he passed away, he left an inspiration for many to follow.
Martin Luther King was greatly influenced by an amazing leader named Gandhi. Just like Gandhi, he did non-violent protests. Martin Luther King also agreed with Gandhi that all people should be treated fairly and equally. Martin Luther King Jr. gave gave his famous speech "I Have A Dream" and inspired many people. Martin Luther King was also died of assassination. He died on April 4, 1968.
Gandhi was known for his many followers. He was born on October 2, 1896, and died on January 30, 1948. Gandhi was a leading figure in South Africa in the 1900's. Gandhi's goal was to gain independence of India from Great Britain. He also did non-violent protests. An example would be his Salt March. The Salt March was a march to go and gain sand since salt was taxed. Gandhi was imprisoned many times for his non-violent actions. Because of this, he refused to eat so the officers had to let him go. Gandhi died in the year of 1948. He was shot by a Hindu. At his funeral, over one million people came. Gandhi sadly left, but inspired many people.