Nelson Mandela, like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, was an influential leader instrumental in the civil rights movement of his country. All three men were faced by great resistance during their struggles.
Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi was one of the central figures in India's struggle for independence from the British. His work campaigning for human rights focused on using nonviolence, civil disobedience and noncooperation. J.A. Mills/AP Buy Photo