Raising Up a Prophet by Sudarshan Kapur
The African-American Encounter With Gandhi

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Argues that Gandhi, rather than Martin Luther King, Jr., introduced the concept of nonviolence to American Blacks, and looks at the civil rights movement
 

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Published April 1, 1992 by Beacon Pr. 222 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Harrison in Harlem first spread Gandhi's principles throughout what was to become black America's leading intellectual and cultural community, and he details the work of such people as Lala Lajpat Rai, a founder of the Indian Independence movement, whose visits to black leaders in America precede...

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Several of Gandhi's English followers and Indian nationalists met with blacks in the U.S., while six black leaders visited India and Gandhi from 1935 to 1937.

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