June 7 1893 – Mohandas Gandhi protests racial segregation in South Africa

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June 7 1893 – Mohandas Gandhi protests racial segregation in South AfricaRate this post On June 7, 1893, Mohandas Gandhi, one of the most influential non-violent leaders of the modern world, committed his first act of civil disobedience in South Africa when he voiced his protest against racial segregation. A young, idealistic lawyer, Gandhi was accepted a contract to work as a lawyer in South Africa for a year at the age of 24. Settling in Natal, Gandhi found that he was subjected to harsh South African laws that restricted the rights of Indians. On June 7, Gandhi boarded the first-class carriage of a train at the Pietermaritzburg Railway Station. […]