When they were asked to leave, they remained in their sears. In Greensboro, hundreds of students, civil rights or... ... middle of paper ... ... voters. He directed the peaceful march on Washington D.C. of 250.000 people to whom he delivered his address, “I Have a Dream” he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B Jonson. He was also arrested upwards of twenty time and assaulted at least four times, he was awarded five honorary degrees, was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963, and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. King was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize at twenty five, and announced the he would turn over the prize money of 54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
After an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2003. The following year, while still an Illinois state legislator, Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004 with 70% of the vote. As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he co-sponsored bipartisan legislation for controlling conventional weapons and for promoting greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
At this time, and still to this day, he is the youngest person ever to have this award bestowed upon him (260). The next year, on March 21st, Dr. King and three thousand protestors began the march to Selma, Alabama (260). Five days later they completed their goal and fought for their rights. Their efforts were validated when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, which banned literacy tests, allowed the federal government to oversee voting sights, and authorized the investigation of poll taxes (“Voting Rights Act of 1965”). Dr. King’s final victory in his era of revolution was the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (also known as the Fair Housing Act) (Ayers 265).
Hearing the elders stories of his ancestors struggles during the wars of resistance gave him dreams of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people (Ngubane). 	After receiving a primary education at a local mission school, Nelson Mandela was sent to Healdtown, a Wesleyan secondary school. He then enrolled at the University College of Fort Hare for the Bachelor of Arts Degree where he was elected onto the Student's Representative Council. He was suspended from college for joining in a protest boycott. He went to Johannesburg where he entered politics by joining the African National Congress in 1942 (Woods).
John Porter The representative from the 10th congressional district of Illinois for the U.S. House of Representatives is republican John Porter. Porter has been the representative from this district for the last 11 terms (since the election of 1980). He was born in Evanston, IL on June 1, 1935. Here is where he started on his road to congress. Following his graduation from Evanston High School, Porter enrolled at Northwestern University.
In 1977, Scalia returned to teaching after 6 months serving as the resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in DC. Him and his family picked up and moved again to Chicago, Illinois. While In Chicago, Scalia taught at the University of Chicago’s law school (he was also a visiting professor of law at his alma mater, Georgetown University, and also at Stanford University during that time) until President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in 1982. Scalia took his oath of office on August 17 of that year. Four years after Scalia began working at the Court of Appeals, President Reagan then chose him to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
His political affiliation is Republican and he has worked for the Reagan Administration and then again for the 1st Bush Administration. He went into private practice when Clinton was elected. He was nominated to the D. C. Circuit Court of appeals and confirmed in 2003. John Roberts, Jr., is the second youngest Chief Justice to be sworn onto the bench at the age of 50. He attended Harvard University and graduated a year early with honors and moved onto Harvard Law School.
ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. "(White House Website) he followed his own advice while he was in office. Kennedy cared for the citizens' needs when he helped African Americans get the rights that they deserved. A couple weeks before the presidential election, Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Georgia. John Kennedy phoned Martin's wife Coretta to express his concern for Martin in jail.
The South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights. A member of the African National Congress party beginning in the 1940s, he was a leader of both peaceful protests and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South Africa. His actions landed him in prison for nearly three decades and made him the face of the antiapartheid movement both within his country and internationally. Released in 1990, he participated in the eradication of apartheid and in 1994 became the first black president of South Africa, forming a multiethnic government to oversee the country’s transition. after retiring from politics in 1999, he remained a devoted champion for peace and social justice in his own nation and around the world until his death in 2013 at the age of 95.
He served there for three terms (1996-2004). Later on, he started his campaign in 2007 for the presidential election in 2008. He won the presidential election against John McCain, his Republican opponent and started serving in the office in January 20, 2009. He became the 44th President of The United States of America. He is more well-known for being the first African-American who ever served in The White House.