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Mahatma Gumbhi

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MAHATMA GUMBHI, MAN OF PEACE
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Illustration of the character Gumbhi holding a cane over black text on a white background

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DONNELLY/COLT BUTTONS BOX 188 HAMPTON CT 06247

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Mahatma Gandhi led the Indian independence movement against British rule in the years from 1915 to 1947. He used nonviolent civil disobedience and encouraged peaceful negotiation. Gandhi succeeded in leading India to independence and he inspired similar civil rights movements around the world. Born in October 1869, he studied law and worked in litigation for a little over 20 years in South Africa where he developed an interest in politics. He then moved back to India in 1915 and after a short while assumed leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921. Once in a position of influence, Gandhi led campaigns of civil rights and self rule. In January 1948 at the age of 78, he was assassinated.

Gumby is a green humanoid claymation character created by Art Clokey. Gumby made his first appearance in a short film in 1953 and a couple years later, NBC asked for the creation of a short 11-episode series. Early on, the orange pony, Pokey, was introduced as Gumby's best friend. Gumby and his pal Pokey went on to star in two television series, a movie, and several other projects including a documentary and comic book.

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HU0192
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