Martin Luther King And Gandhi Research Paper

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Danielle Brooks once stated “I like to play people who are underdogs and misfits. People who are not on a straight and narrow path. That's exciting for me.” In today’s time, many people underestimate the strength and courage of underdogs. The underdogs are the bravery and backbone in many films, television, history, and literature. In David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell, he tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr battling for civil rights. While on the other side of the world, Mahatma Gandhi, was battling for civil rights in India but forty years prior to Martin Luther King Jr. Although they have similarities and differences, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, both fought to change the cruelty and rules in their countries. Despite their…show more content…
To begin, Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi had similar leadership values. Gandhi was a man of leading without physical violence ( He was the founder of the Natal Indian Congress; they based their beliefs on nonviolent civil protests. In similar fashion, Martin Luther King Jr founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference ( His lectures to the audience were led in a nonviolent direction; violence was not the correct way to change the world. Gladwell stated “He was the underdog” (169). Gladwell makes an excellent point about underdogs. Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were the underdogs because they chose to not use weapons with intent to harm or kill people; that was considered crazy

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