A Second Wave Feminist Remembers -- it started this way before

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Gandhi was kicked off the train on this date in 1893.

June 7

1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience

In an event that would have dramatic repercussions for the people of India, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, refuses to comply with racial segregation rules on a South African train and is forcibly ejected at Pietermaritzburg.

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Posted by media girl on 7 June 2005 - 1:45pm