Quote of the Day

By: Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter

Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) was an Indian activist who led the Indian independence movement against British control. He is specifically known for his non-violent approach- he would start boycotts, protests, sit-ins, and would frequently fas for his cause. In 1948, Gandhi was assassinated during a prayer meeting. Gahndi is considered one of the greatest civil-rights activists in history. His actions to free India from British control are still respected to this day. His birthday is an Indian national holiday. Gahndi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times and is titled as the Father of the Nation in India.