Gentle Warriors: Non-Violence Advocates Who Changed the World

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy
  • Congressman John Lewis
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Violence Is Not the Answer
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Cesar Chavez

A. Philip Randolph

Called the most dangerous man in America by President Woodrow Wilson, labor leader and social activist A. Philip Randolph was a firm believer in non-violence who committed his life to fighting for full human rights. He helped spearhead several key events in the American civil rights movement including the March on Washington and he led the first mostly Black labor union, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

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