As you can see, these interviews, newsreel footage and archival photos from the American Experience: “Freedom Riders” show students how Mahatma Gandhi, the leader in the struggle for an independent India, inspired and influenced those engaged in the struggle to end racial discrimination in the United States. In addition to other Ghandi resources at PBS LearningMedia, this video clip is accompanied by support materials (from which I just learned that Mahatma means “great soul”) that include a background essay, A Democracy in Action Study Guide, National Standards and more. Remember you can also check out the other Ghandi resources at PBS LearningMedia.
In Honor of Gandhi’s Birthday
October 2, 2014 by Bess Kapetanis