Nelson Mandela was a member of the African National Congress party beginning in the 1940s, he was a leader of both peaceful protests and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South Africa.
Martin Luther King was a social activist and Baptist minister. He played a major role in the American civil rights movement and he sought equality and human rights for African Americans. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. He was a very successful man and helped out the African American people for their rights. He was very influenced by Gandhi.
Gandhi was a lawyer from India and he saw how bad Great Britain was treating India and he started a nonviolent protest against the laws they had on them. He started the salt march. Then he got put in prison and the British thought that if he died in jail the people would stop trading with them. So, they let him out and he just kept protesting and being put in jail and they just kept letting him out then he was eventually successful and India gained freedom.