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

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights, particularly during the brutal dictatorship of U Ne Win in Burma in the late 1980s. The daughter of legendary liberation movement leader Aung San, Kyi was a co-founder and elected secretary general of the National League for Democracy, a party formed to establish a harmonious democratic Burma.

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