In the morning we visited the Mani Bhavan where Gandhi focused most of his political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. We also toured the Jain Temple at Malabar Hill. Jainism, a religion that espouses strict non-violence, was influential in Gandhi’s religious development. After lunch and a visit to Don Bosco Shelter, where Dee Dee Bridgewater performed for the children, we went to the Mumbai YMCA for a public forum on “Gandhi and King: Their Message Today.”
Both Martin Luther King III and I were keynote speakers. I took the opportunity to present the first Volume of the Martin Luther King Papers to the YMCA academics and scholars.