Gentle Warriors: Non-Violence Advocates Who Changed the World

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  • Cesar Chavez
  • 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

Congressman John Lewis

U.S. Congressman John Lewis was a staunch advocate of the discipline and philosophy of non-violence since attending workshops as a student during the civil rights movement. Through his organizing experience, Lewis would eventually become one of the Big Six leaders in the movement, along with fellow high-profile non-violence adherents Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph.

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