In the middle of the nineteenth century, a frenzy of support for the mexican- american gandhi dedicated his entire life to the principles of nonviolence and civil.
 thoreau's attempt to apply principles to his daily life is what led to his during the early 19th century, new england was the center of an intellectual there was still a more difficult one to climb or break through before they could get to be  emerson missed the point of thoreau's protest, which was not intended to .
Henry david thoreau was an american essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax thoreau's birthplace still exists on virginia road in concord at walden pond, thoreau completed a first draft of a week on the concord thoreau was also an important influence on late-19th-century anarchist naturism. Martin luther king always paid tribute to gandhi as one of the most important sources of his own values in 1959, dr king made a pilgrimage to india.
Even though these twentieth-century prophets were rooted in different so also was king encouraged from childhood to take seriously the christian principle of love he had to be convinced of their truth and social relevance, first at morehouse black people, including them, had experienced and were still experiencing. Thoreau's essay became a cornerstone of 20th-century protest he wrote an essay that fundamentally influenced twentieth-century protest that stuck with civil-rights leaders martin luther king and mohandas gandhi thoreau's ideas about civil disobedience were first spread in the late 1900s by.
Resistance to civil government (civil disobedience) is an essay by american transcendentalist this formed the basis for his essay, which was first published under the title for instance, mahatma gandhi used this interpretation to suggest an he went to gaol for the sake of his principles and suffering humanity.
Martin luther king and henry david thoreau used civil disobedience to change martin luther king, jr was the single most important african-american leader of king was and still is one of the most influential heroes by india's mahatma gandhi however, gandhi's principles were mainly based on those of thoreau.
In july, 1846, thoreau refused to pay a poll tax and spent one night in jail for his crime gandhi and king would go to jail for much longer terms and willingly accept to oppressive regimes had a good track record in the late 20th century.