Four Histories of Social Mobilizations: Dandi, Dharasana, Montgomery, Manila, and Rangoon

  • Laurence L. Delina


History is rich of accounts of nonviolent social movements toppling down powerful, yet unjust regimes. This chapter reviews four select moments of some of these histories: Gandhi’s salt march (which triggered the Free India Movement); Rosa Park’s arrest (which triggered the modern American civil rights movement); Ninoy Aquino’s assassination (which triggered the Philippine People Power Revolution ousting a dictator); and the murder of Phune Maw (which triggered the Burmese Uprising). This chapter describes, in some key details, these localized tipping moments, how subsequent macro-mobilizations had transpired, and the results of the ensuing campaigns.


Gandhi March to Dandi Dharasana campaign British India Rosa Parks Martin Luther King, Jr. Montgomery Bus boycott Civil Rights Movement Ninoy Aquino Cory Aquino People Power Revolution Burmese Uprising Aung San Suu Kyi 


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  • Laurence L. Delina
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  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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