“If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore him at our own risk.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mahatma Gandhi is an international icon for human rights, justice, and equality whose personal dedication to nonviolent conflict resolution enabled the people of the Indian subcontinent to achieve independence. Although he never stepped on U.S. soil, he continues to inspire and be a role model.
Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is an initiative to preserve and continue the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum will be located in Houston, one of the most diverse cities in the United States. It will be the first ever museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in the Americas. The Museum’s message is a transformative one: Through practice of nonviolent conflict resolution, visitors (especially youth) can be catalysts for change in their own lives and communities.
Established in 2002 as a 501c3 entity, EGMH (formerly known as Mahatma Gandhi Library), seeks to establish a cultural and educational place-based initiative to inspire visitors to embrace these timeless values in their own lives. Through the life and work of Gandhi—Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston will be a thriving, vibrant institution aimed at positively impacting the community while creating a sustainable and dynamic economic engine in Houston, one of the most diverse cities in the nation. This is the guiding vision.