Mahatma Gandhi, Message to The American Negro, 1929

Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is no dishonour in being slaves. There is dishonour in being slave-owners. But let us not think of honour or dishonour in connection with the past. Let us realise that the future is with those whoContinue reading “Mahatma Gandhi, Message to The American Negro, 1929”

The Hiroshima Declaration Of Peace

with regard to war, we must say that a war of any kind is, at its best, inhuman and destructive by nature, only disgracing humanity with the ostentatious name of patriotism. Needless to say, nothing so wastes human lives in precious materials as war while it destroys the moral life of the people whether theyContinue reading “The Hiroshima Declaration Of Peace”

James Baldwin, Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White

Ever so clarifying and edifying. Baldwin crafts a new humanistic idiom bridging social scientific and literary inquiry into the nature of truth being and freedom with a sincere and life-long search for God “The root of anti-Semitism among Negroes is, ironically, the relationship of colored peoples–all over the globe–to the Christian world. This is aContinue reading “James Baldwin, Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White”

The Collapse Of Europe

After World War II, Western Europe collapsed and the Soviet Union decisively routed Hitler’s invading army from Russian soil in the great battle of Leningrad. The Axis powers surrendered in 1945 and the two halves of Europe were divided between capitalism and communism. In his 1946 study, The World and Africa, Du Bois characterizes Europe’sContinue reading “The Collapse Of Europe”

The Influence Of Gandhian Socialism on Du Bois and King

Mohandas K. Gandhi began agitating for the independence of the Indian people from colonial rule in the early twentieth century. In 1921, he took leadership of the Indian National Congress, leading nationwide campaigns devoted to achievement of swaraj or home rule. In 1930, he opposed the tax imposed on salt by imperial Britain, leading theContinue reading “The Influence Of Gandhian Socialism on Du Bois and King”

Invitation from G. Ramachandran, Secretary of the Gandhi National Memorial Fund, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to visit India

Dear Dr. King, We in India have watched with sympathy and admiration the non-violent movements of the Negroes in America to achieve their full equality, in law and in spirit, with all others who constitute the citizenship of the United States and the valiant and personal leadership which you have given to some of them.Continue reading “Invitation from G. Ramachandran, Secretary of the Gandhi National Memorial Fund, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to visit India”