Mahatma Gandhi led the struggle for Indian independence from the British Empire. The British ruled India for many years. Gandhi also gained civil rights for the Indian population that lived in South Africa.
Although Gandhi was a small, frail man, he faced strong nations using only his weapons of nonviolent resistance. Encouraging all people to be kind, honest, and peaceful, Gandhi refused to return injury with injury.
Gandhi had no wealth and no political position. He fought injustice with prayer, fasting, and peaceful protest.