Oct. 2 marks International Non-Violence Day, an event honoring the birthday of non-violence devotee Mahatma Gandhi and the disciplines of the peaceful practice. Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and others were also advocates.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela and American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled similar journeys as they brought freedom and rights to the oppressed Black communities in their respective countries.
Today is the first day of spring and it is also the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations Foundation and Pharrell Williams have partnered to promote joy and smiles across the world. Take a look at 20 happiness quotes from prominent individuals.