Leader – the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There really is nothing I can tell you about him that you don’t already know. He was a wonderful leader, activist, trailblazer, freedom fighter, and so much more.
Have you read his “Letter from the Birmingham Jail?” Talk about brilliant. It will move you to tears. It is one of the most well-written, articulate things I’ve ever read. Which, from a man who graduated at 15, and went on to receive his doctorate, what else would we expect?
It is said that between 1957-1968, he traveled over six million miles, spoke over 2500 times, was present wherever there was injustice and protest, and wrote five books and numerous articles in the meantime.
In all that greatness, how can a man be arrested over 20 times and assaulted at least four times in his life and still manage all these things? He can be one of the greatest advocates for peace and equality. He directed the peaceful March on Washington with 250,000 people where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”
At the age of 35, Dr. King became the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When he found out he said he would turn over the prize money to the civil rights movement.
Dr. King was a leader, for peace and equality, and for the people. We still hope to see the reality of his dream continue to develop more and more in our society. Dream big.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.