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Four Great Activists of Civil Disobedience

Summary: Civil disobedience is the violation of laws that are considered unjust, uncivil, or immoral; such an action brings social change most effectively when it is combined with nonviolence. Four individuals -- Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Nelson Mandela -- all made tremendous gains in ensuring change for the better in their respective societies.
Civil Disobedience is the violation of laws that are considered unjust and uncivil or that represent something unjust. In simpler terms it means breaking of immoral laws. It is an extremely effective method of getting things done especially when it is a large group "civilly disobeying." However to many people it is more than that. To some very famous people it is the only way to get to certain things done.

One such person was Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869 Gujarat India. In Southern Africa he worked to improve the rights of immigrant Indians. It was there that he developed his following of passive resistance against injustice. he helped mastermind hundreds of nonviolent protests, such as heading a complete boycott on all British merchandise, and a huge march to the ocean to protest salt taxes. He was jailed countless times because of his acts against...

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