Gandhi was hailed by the London Times as ‘‘the most influential figure India has produced for generations.’’ Gandhi protested against racism in South Africa and colonial rule in India using nonviolent resistance. A testament to the revolutionary power of nonviolence, Gandhi’s approach directly influenced Martin Luther King, Jr., who argued that the Gandhian philosophy was ‘‘the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.’’ King ultimately believed that the Gandhian approach of nonviolent resistance would ‘‘bring about a solution to the race problem in America.”

(Based on the Guide to Activism at Miami University with contributions by Kaeden Kass, Women’s Center Ambassador, 2013 and Miami University Symphony Orchestra alum)