Materials from the United States Committee on the Gandhi Centennial, June 26, 1969.

Coretta Scott King, Marian Anderson, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and Joan Baez, among others, were all members of the body, which convened to observe Gandhi’s 100th birth anniversary. They established in their statement that:

Mahatma Gandhi was the profoundest kind of revolutionary, for he rebelled against the conventional view of human nature as static and hopelessly selfish. And he rebelled against the idea that men could change society only through violence. His faith in humanity astonished cynics everywhere, and astonished the calloused men who had yet to recognize the power of his faith

Source: Minnesota Historical Society

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