MLK Day: How Martin Luther King And Mahatma Gandhi's Legacies Intersect

MLK in India
American civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. removes his shoes before entering Mahatma Gandhi's shrine in New Delhi, India, Feb. 11, 1959. AP
MLK in India
American civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. removes his shoes before entering Mahatma Gandhi's shrine in New Delhi, India, Feb. 11, 1959. AP

MLK Day: How Martin Luther King And Mahatma Gandhi's Legacies Intersect

Reset honors Martin Luther King’s legacy by sharing excerpts from the October 2019 event, “Gandhi 150: The Legacy of Peace." Hosted by Reset's Jenn White, the event culminated with a panel discussion moderated by WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell, featuring the descendants of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez and Jesse Jackson.

We also present a talk by Martin Luther King scholar Dr. Clayborne Carson.

“Gandhi 150: The Legacy of Peace”was sponsored by India Development Service (IDS), United for Peace, and the Commemorative Gandhi Stamp Initiative 

Special thanks to Bitter Jester Studios and IDS for granting permission to broadcast the event, which marks the launch of peace and justice initiatives in Chicago. For more information — and to sign up — go to the United for Peace Facebook page or go to the IDS website

GUESTS: Ela Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter, and activist

Dr. Makaziwe “Maki” Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter, and activist

Anthony Chavez, Cesar Chavez’s grandson, and activist

Santita Jackson, Reverend Jesse Jackson’s daughter, activist and host of The Santita Jackson Show on WCPT 820 AM

Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Carson also leads The Gandhi-King Global Initiative at Stanford University.

Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ environmental reporter