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Season for Nonviolence 2012: February 8

  January 30 – April 4 February 8 General Douglas MacArthur admired Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence   Deed August 1942. Having refused Britain’s offer for Indian independence in exchange for aiding the British in World War II, Gandhi launched the “Quit India” movement, demanding that the…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: February 7

  January 30 – April 4 February 7 Mass meetings of Indians in Johannesburgfueled their noncooperation campaign   Deed Johannesburg, South Africa – January 1907. Gandhi tells a meeting of 1,000 Indian immigrants they should now cooperate with the new fingerprinting law. The government has offered…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: February 6

  January 30 – April 4 February 6 Lena Horne contributed to MLK’s Gandhi Society   Deed In 1962, Martin Luther King was in legal trouble and the civil rights movement had few financial resources. Several attorneys close to King proposed forming a tax-exempt group to…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: February 3

  January 30 – April 4 February 3 Martin Luther King in prison   Deed In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was 40% black, 60% white. The city had no black police officers, firefighters, sales clerks, bus drivers, bank tellers, or store cashiers. Racial segregation of public and…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: February 2

  January 30 – April 4 February 2 A young Martin Luther King   Deed In the fall of 1950, Martin Luther King had “about despaired of the power of love in solving social problems.” He was a 21-year-old theology student  in Chester, Pennsylvania, and the…

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Season for Nonviolence 2012: February 1

  January 30 – April 4 February 1 Stafford Cripps and Gandhi negotiate India’s role in World War II Deed It’s 1942. Gandhi has been working for Indian independence for 27 years. World War II continues to rage, and Britain wants India’s leaders to cooperate with…

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