Martin Luther King, Jr. and Heroic Leadership Model

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Sun Yabo
David Sacks
ENG1100 GG
October 8, 2012
The life of fairness
Maybe someone was born in a superior family. They are treated as prince or princess. Maybe someone is decided to bear starvation and hardship since they were born. However, people should not be treated by just looking their appearance or skin color. Fairness is a significant factor which affects the social orders and interests of citizens. Martin Luther King is a heroic leadership model of fairness who strives for justice and fairness between black and white people in the 20th century. Based on Compiler Mitchell Brown (1996), Martin Luther King was born in 1929 and he was the first son of his family. Then he graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology. Later on, he was awarded many of the degrees from many of the colleges and universities in the United States and several foreign countries. Because of the civil rights movement, he received hundreds of awards. After several successful events, he is shot by James Earl Ray in 1968. (Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch). Martin Luther King strives for justice and fairness through the event of Montgomery Bus Boycott. Since Rosa Parks is arrested due to she does not offer her seat to a white person, every black man gets angry. Then Martin Luther King declares the speech and leads people to protest, “Has since been called the first event in the civil rights era, the assembled group voted overwhelmingly to ‘refrain from riding buses…’” (Josh Gottheimer 210). This shows that Martin Luther King has ability to lead people and he is trustworthy in local black people’s mind. What he does then is selfless devotion to the disadvantaged people, so it is obviously that people is convinced by his speech and willing to follow him. Until the last, they succeed on the bus segregation protest. The heroic leadership model of fairness is also shown in Selma-Montgomery march. Voting rights is limited for black man. For...
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