Transformational Leaders Post Series [2 of 3]

Walt Disney

Walt Disney a promoter in women’s rights. According to some of the people in my class he had a subtle way of promoting his beliefs through hismovies. Mary Poppins for instance.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Picture found from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney

Martin Luther King, Jr. a human rights activist who delivered the great “I Have a Dream” speech. One could almost compare him as the Obama of the 20th century. [King] was a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. He led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”, and so much more. [4]

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called “the first lady of freedom movement”. At age 42, Rosa refused to obey a bus driver’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks’ action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Parks’ act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including boycott leader Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to launch him to national prominence in the civil rights movement. [5]

What’s your favorite inspirational quote?



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