Comparing Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi

How are Gandhi and Martin Luther King alike in their pursuit for civil rights?



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Jill Crawford

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Introduction

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King were both influential civil rights leaders during the 20th century. Use the following resources to compare and contrast the two leaders. Find the following information to use in your comparison:
1. Events in their lives that influenced their involvement in the pursuit of equal rights for their people.
2. Their career choices and how they used their positions to influence the indivial rights movements in their respective countries.
3. Examples of ways they each influenced the government and laws of their respective countries.
4. Movements or events they led to bring about change in their countries.

Compare and Contrast
    •Compare and Contrast
Online tutorial on comparing and contrasting.
Gandhi
    •Mahatma Gandhi
    •Electronic Passport: Gandhi
    •Gandhi - Encyclopedia Article
    •Mahatma Gandhi: Father of a Nation
    •Gandhi
    •Britannica Online School Edition
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    •Facts On File: Hinduism-The Life of Mahatma Gandhi
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    •Mahatma Gandhi
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Martin Luther King
    •Martin Luther King - Encyclopedia Article
    •Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Jr.
    •Stamp on Black History
    •The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King
    •Facts On File - African American History and Culture
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    •Britannica Online School Edition
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    •Facts on File: Christianity - The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
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    •Research List for Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement
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Research Tools
    •Infoplease.com
    •Yahoo Encyclopedia Reference Source
    •Encyclopedia.com
    •Encyclopedia Center from Encarta


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