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MLK article, "My Trip to the Land of Gandhi," Ebony July 1959

In this account of his India tour published in Ebony magazine, King notes that
Gandhi’s spirit is still alive though “some of his disciples have misgivings about this
when . . . they look around and find nobody today who comes near the stature of the
Mahatma.”’ Lamenting India’s pervasive economic inequalities, King observes that
“the bourgeoise--white, black or brown--behaves about the same the world over and
he calls upon the West to aid India’s development “in a spirit of international brotherhood, not national selfishness."
-From The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Vol. 5

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An excellent read I imagine. I'll set time aside to get into this.

Thank you, Andrew.
This is wonderful, where did you come across this?
Dr. King's oldest son, Martin III, recently returned to India to follow in his father's footsteps as he and Mrs. King visited Gandhi's homeland. His accounts of the trip are very historic and momentous. You should look it up in news articles online.
Greetings from Atlanta: City of Peace. Hello Andrew. I see from your profile that you're 23. You are a WISE man to be involved with Gandhi & King at such a young age. I commend you! I recall a quote by Gandhi: "If we are to achieve real peace on Earth, we must begin with the children." Andrew, please add me as a Friend. The future belongs to you and the younger generation. Peace from John.



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