After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance
For forty years Mohandas Gandhi led the people of India in a nonviolent uprising against the powerful British Empire. Using nothing but their bodies, their minds, and their wills, Gandhi and his followers challenged a well-armed military force that had occupied their country for three hundred years. The world had never seen anything like it.
Over the last century brave people across the world have taken a stand against violence and oppression. Against all odds their actions have toppled governments, challenged unjust laws, and rebuilt societies. This is the power of nonviolent resistance. This is the legacy of Gandhi.
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|Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien
|Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18