Dr. King was beaten, arrested and in constant danger yet he refused to give up on his dream that all men would be treated equal (Cone, 1969). With his constant pursuit for civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... ... middle of paper ... ... Luther King Jr., a great freedom fighter died on April 4, 1968 in pursuit of bettering the lives of his people on total freedom (Lewes, 1970). Since his death things have changed in many ways. In the 39 years he was on this planet, he has changed the way people perceive blacks and has made America a better place. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left a strong legacy today giving a platform to all for peace and equality.
Hw went on about what he believed and continued his marches, demonstrations, and boycotts. To me Martin Luther King Jr., if not assassinated in the Spring of 1968 (April). He probably would have made the United States even a better place than it is now on racial issues. I look to him as a wonderful person who never gave up in what he believed, and died for doing so. I find it unbelievable that the King came to represent black courage, and achievement, high moral leadership, and the ability of Americans to address and overcome racial divisions.
In the speech “Frederick Douglass cuts through the Lincoln Myth to consider the man” given by Frederick Douglass on April 14, 1876 in Washington D.C. at the unveiling ceremony of a monument of Lincoln. In Frederick Douglass’s speech is about how everyone believed that Lincoln was this perfect saint but Douglass showed how he was not perfect but he still was a great man. In Frederick Douglass’s “Frederick Douglass cuts through the Lincoln myth to consider man.” He inspires citizens during the anti-slavery movement by using rhetorical devices of pathos and repetition. Frederick Douglass was a great friend of Lincoln through a majority of Lincoln’s life and knew the truth behind Lincoln and his views on slavery. Frederick Douglass’s speech on Lincoln was wrote to remember Lincoln during the unveiling ceremony of a monument of Lincoln called “Emancipation Memorial”.
Anyone who wants to assume a leadership role within an organization is doing it because they see there is an opportunity for them to take an organization and make it prosper. They see there is an opportunity for them to prove they have the qualities one person must posses to be a great leader and they want to prove themselves as being one. However in doing so, one must know there are many pros and cons of being a good leader. There are great advantages to being a leader. Leaders are looked up on by their subordinates and feel important.
And finally, a great leader is very organized. The attribute and the essential quality of the person are very important in leadership. The characteristic determines whether the person is going to be a great leader or not. The aspect of compassion, believing, and moving others to achieve their goal is what makes a leader. A leader makes people achieve the goal not because the leader forced them to do it but because the supporters want to do it.
With empowering others, leaders build a foundation of collaborative thinking and encourage an atmosphere of personal involvement; a leader can strengthen the respect and loyalty of his or her followers. Leaders can affect this process by applying their own personal characteristics, such as individual beliefs and values, natural abilities, knowledge, and skills. The character traits of leadership begin with the authenticity of the leader who wants to inspire or motivate others to follow him or her. Without trust, a leader cannot be successful in influencing others to follow. Therefore, good leaders should know who they are and have a clear understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses.
This is through telling the reader that the founders won the war through luck, intellect and perseverance. He also tells of how the US is the longest surviving republic in the world. He also tells of how the revolutionary war was in different perspectives. An example was some of the founders thought America can unify and become an economic power while others just wanted to secede from England. He then talks about 1787 and how the American Constitution was made and then about how George Washington formed a new country under his leadership.
The trajectories of both King and Malcolm X were obviously extremely different, but as stated before, there is no doubting both of their mindsets and visions to see their race get equal rights. Even though many people look down upon the violence Malcolm X used and the hate he had for white people, it is hard not to respect his passion. For King, his preaching of non-violence is highly revered, and he shared the same passion in his work as did Malcolm X. Both men deserve to be remembered forever in history for their effort to help the blacks during the Civil Rights Movement.
To stand up in front of millions of people and speak against the majority of the United States, and risk his life everyday to fight for African American rights takes bravery and passion. On August 28,1963 Martin Luther King stoop up in front of millions of people despite that he was risking assassination and recited the speech that sounded like music to the African Americans ears. (Clark). I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." To say this speech takes true courage, true passion, and true love for not only his family and friends but for the people that have to go to different bathrooms because of the color of their skin.
The Small Man Who Led a Big Nation Mahatma Gandhi was a national icon for the people of India between the years 1869 and 1948. He is still remembered all over the world today. To follow the path of Gandhi one must traverse all regions of India, from the houses of the highest officials to the poorest villages where the word poverty does injustice. Gandhi led a fearless resistance against the British government, that oppressed his people, and an endless pilgrimage to lift the spirits of his people(the people of India) to maturity. Gandhi was very unique in his approach as he preached non-violence and led a life similar to that of the most downtrodden people of India.