Article-a-Day #13: Naked Capitalism- How Howard Thurman Met Gandhi and Brought Nonviolence to the Civil Rights Movement

Born in 1899, Howard Washington Thurman was raised by his formerly enslaved grandmother. He grew up to be an ordained Baptist minister and a leading religious figure of 20th-century America.

In 1936 Thurman led a four-member delegation to India, Burma (Myanmar), and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), known as the “pilgrimage of friendship.” It was during this visit that he would meet Mahatma Gandhi, who at the time was leading a nonviolent struggle of independence from British rule.

SOURCE: https://www.nakedcapitalism.com