Mohandas K. Gandhi

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Mohandas K. Gandhi Freedom is a right every person has. Throughout history and even today many people are deprived of that right. Racism and oppression are common actions that take away a person's freedom. The British impieralized India from the late 1800s to mid 1900s. The Indians were determined to free their country from the British oppressors. Many people attempted to lead the Indians to freedom, but only Mohandas K. Gandhi was able to succeed. Despite facing many obstacles, Gandhi persevered and established his country's freedom and unity through a non-violent revolution.

Under British rule, Indians were restricted from many rights. Indians were not allowed to live in certain areas where the British lived or obtain any worthy jobs. They were only allowed to use certain facilities and to ride in certain sections of the public transportation vehicles. In order to receive a decent job, one was to be well educated.

Gandhi's father was Prime Minister of a few cities in the state of Gujrat (Severance 17-18). Since none of his sons were educated enough, none of them were able to take his position after he died. After realizing that he needed a good job, Gandhi went to study in London to become a lawyer (Gandhi 2). After no success with a law firm in India, Gandhi was offered to move to Durban, South Africa and start a practice there with some men (Mahatma Gandhi 1). There, he was treated as a member of an "inferior race" (Mahatma Gandhi 2). He was dismayed at the denial of political rights and civil liberties of Indian immigrants there (Mahatma Gandhi 2). After being thrown off a first-class compartment of a train because he was not white, Gandhi decided to seek justice through a non-violent action (Gandhi 4). It was during this time...