The first non-violent civil rights movement was led by an Indian named Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was a spiritual leader of India. He led the people of India to independence for civil rights and freedom across the world because the British were taking over their country and land of India.
Gandhi’s first civil rights movement begin in the year 1893 in South Africa where Indians were struggling for independence from the British Emprie and at that time Gandhi was a lawyer. Gandhi believed in non-violence when he was protesting against the British Empire. Whenever a Gandhi follower fought back during the civil rights movement, Gandhi would starve himself to death until his people quit fighting. The reason why he would starve himself is because Gandhi was a Hindu, which is a peace-promoting religion.
When the people were fighting back in the movement they were fighting in his name, but Gandhi didn’t like that at all, so he starved himself. It took at least 52 years for Indians to regain control over their country; it’s all thanks to Gandhi for the peaceful civil right movement that he had made. If wasn’t for Gandhi the British Empire might still control India.