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How a Famous Hero Changed the Mindset of the World and the Future Generation

June 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 186

In the history of the human race, there have been significant people and events that, in their own way, made great contributions which the world is grateful for today. As the social behavior and external factors evolve, humankind has developed a certain kind of adaptation, a certain kind of development. However, there are some circumstances where there is a need for greater impact, a certain "societal boom" which usually happens whenever there is in dire need for revolution.

Most of the social changes are the aftermath of something disturbing. Disturbing in a sense that a society is awakened for action.

It takes an extraordinary human to change a mindset. This, Martin Luther King Jr. pursued.

Why he did it...

Martin Luther King Jr. is a famous hero not only for the black masses in America but also for the other racial classes all over the world. His preaching and activism has made thousands of people listen to him. And not only did they listen, they were also convinced that it was time for change- wherein everybody lives equally without any racial discrimination.

The African-American slavery has been a sensitive part of history. Not only that, other minor races have experienced the same type of discrimination as well. Unfortunately, up until today there still are some circumstances where racial discrimination occurs. But new generations have been able to cope with the way of the world and as the world gets older, most of the significant events in the past remain nothing but part of history.

How he did it...

King's approach to social change was different because he believed that change doesn't need to be the result of something violent. We can all produce the change we want to happen through proper awareness and conviction. He followed Gandhi's principles of nonviolence and peace. He was active in fighting for civil rights. His advocacy has led many inferior minorities to stand up and fight for their rights.

His Significance

King was truly an epitome of heroism. His works gave him the chance of being the youngest to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 1963. He had a cause, he fought for it moreover, he died because of it. King was assassinated in Memphis in 1968. Because of the propaganda he's trying to pursue, he received hundreds of death threats.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s highlight in history was his speech entitled "I Have a Dream" that took place on the steps of Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. One of his most compelling lines were 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."

Alexis Krosov is a fictional writer and superhero fanatic. He has published several write-ups for local and national newspapers and magazines regarding famous heroes, female heroes, Greek heroes and the like.

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