Dr. Martin Luther King was a prestige figure during his time in 1950-960’s. Know for his fight for social equality for all people. He dealt a great effect towards how we all live our lives today. Throughout his time he was worldly know for speeches such as “I have a dream” and many others. One in particular being “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Which was in fact Dr. King’s final speech ever given.
was no doubt one of the most influential men of our time. He was not only a civil rights activist, but also a minister, husband to Coretta Scott King, and a father to Martin Luther King III, Yolanda King, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King. He was most known for his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 and for being a leader in ending legal segregation against African American’s in the south as well as helping to create the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These movements caused a change throughout an entire race and an entire country. Even though King was facing constant death threats it did not stop him from fighting for what he believed in.
Using experience from helping write these works, as well as experiences and information he learned throughout his entire life, Joseph Campbell wrote his well renowned and award winning book The Hero with a Thousand Faces in 1949. It was here that Campbell described the idea of the aforementioned monomyth. The Joseph Campbell Foundation describes the monomyth as, “a universal pattern that is the essence of, and common to, heroic tales in every culture” (“About Joseph Campbell”). This is largely true, as Campbell’s monomythic concept follows a specific set of 17 steps to every hero’s journey. The steps are encompassed and divided amongst three larger stages: The Departure, The Initiation, and The Return.
There has been a multitude of famous individuals that have changed the course of human history over the years. With their work being the source of inspiration of many to simply having a likeable, repeatable demeanor, there is no doubt that to be regarded in that special collective of individuals. One of the most famous civil rights leader that advocated for 13 years, Martin Luther King Jr., discertation called, “The Purpose of Education,” that brings awareness to the importance of education and its overall relevance in tepid year of 1947. Dr. King brings clarity to his opinion in the beginning of his paragraph stating, “It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and
One year ago today we said goodbye to a broadcast legend Stuart Scott after a seven-year battle with cancer. He had the best attitudes and perspectives on life while battling the disease he delivered one of the most inspirational speeches ever exactly what Jim Valvano wanted when he gave the original Never Give Up speech 21 years ago. Scott famously said “you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.” A quote that will live on forever no matter what struggles we go through in life that 's the best part about it. Scott was a fixture on ESPN every time I saw him on TV it made me smile because I knew he would make me laugh with one of his famous catchphrases “As cool as the other side of the pillow” or “BOO-YAH”
He wants them to cease being oblivious saying, "We can no longer hide our head in the sand and tell ourselves that the ideology of our free fathers is not being attacked and is not being threatened by another idea, for it is." Wallace does not want a centralized government that controls all. He desires that Alabama should choose the way that Alabama wants to deal with the issue of race. Wallace believes that this new wave of change is just like Hitler's wave of dictatorship. The white minority are the persecuted Jews.
Johnny Cash, who is often referred to as the man in black had a career which spanned most of his life. Many know him as one of the pioneers of rock and roll and the rockabilly genre, however, his music transcended many genres including country, folk, and pop (Tunnell & Hamm, 2008). Cash inspired many other artists throughout his career including Bob Dylan and it is easy to see why (Tunnell, Hamm, 2008). In addition to being so popular, many of Cash’s songs discussed his deep personal struggles as well as social issues which he was passionate about. Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA, and after finishing his term with the air force, Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
An album that was bootlegged numerous times, officially released eight years after the initial recordings, The Basement Tapes was critically acclaimed upon it’s release in 1975. It’s singer Bob Dylan is a legend. Born as Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan was raised in a closely knit Jewish society. Being a leader in folk music during 1960s, Dylan produced some of his most famous songs that chronicled social unrest. He then transformed from folk music and released songs incorporating rock elements afterwards, which changed the classical divisions of popular music.
Nearly 50 years after his assassination, Martin Luther King has become the international known face of the civil rights battle in America. Many people view him as the most influential and important activist of his time, and credit him with the positive changes that occurred during the movement. As a Baptist minister, King was particularly skilled at public speaking and preaching to his congregation was his first steps into campaigning for a non-violent approach to fighting segregation. These peaceful methods help further the movement, as most white people responded encouragingly to King’s request – a respect that the more violent groups, such as the Black Panthers, did not receive. Consequently, King’s status as a well-known figure in the civil
Nat Turner has an unbelievable life story that portrays his exponential amount of courage and his willingness to fight for anything that he believed in. With his courage in mind, many other slave rebellions occurred after the massacre led by Nat Turner. Throughout his whole entire life, Nat Turner was looked upon as a leader, and using his influence, he had a huge impact on slavery. “He was said to have described events that occurred before he was born, leading several of his relatives to believe that he was a prophet.” (“Nat Turner”) Nat Turner gained his strong hatred for slavery from his mother, who was born free in Africa. (“Nat Turner’s Rebellion”) He knew how to contain his strong feelings until the time was right, this would make
He is a two time Grammy Award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in October 13,1957. Jeff Coffin is a member of Dave Matthews Band. Jeff Coffin and the Mu 'tet, founded the Nashville Jazz Composers Collective. Performing Artist, Coffin has presented over 300 solo and Mu 'tet to Perth, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa to students of all ages to rave reviews.
Well-known horror author Stephen King became a fan and quoted their lyrics in two of his novels “The Tommyknockers” and “Gerald’s Game”. The Rainmakers released eight studio albums, two live albums and a compilation album. Among their best songs are “Let My People Go-Go”, “Spend It On Love”, “Snakedance” and “Tornado of Love” among many others.
Led Zeppelin is widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands in history. Nearly every person, from the 1970s to today, knows the song “Stairway to Heaven”. Most people would recognize it from the guitar riff alone. Led Zeppelin remains a favorite of dads and college-aged music snobs all over the world, and their influence and longevity solidifies their status as the greatest band to ever exist. Led Zeppelin was formed in London, England, in 1968.
Rap allows indivduals to honour their values and gives that individual a purpose in life; a voice that needs to be heard by everyone. One of the greatest rappers of all times demonstrated this greatness, Tupac Shakur. In my opinion Tupac Shakur was one of the greatest rappers of all time. Even though he did die, his songs and lyrics still linger in the minds of many. He is the first rap artist to have two number one albums in the Billboard 's Top 200 albums chart.
JOHNNY CASH John R. Cash, born in Kingsland, Arkansas, is one of the best-selling music artists of all time! He is widely considered one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide! Cash was born into an impoverished Arkansas family in 1932 and grew up working in the cotton fields. His Baptist upbringing meant that the music he heard was almost entirely religious, and the hymns sung by country singers like the Carter Family and Ernest Tubb reached him on the radio and made a permanent impression. "From the time I was a little boy," he said to Steve Pond in a 1992 Rolling Stone interview, "I never had any doubt that I was gonna be singing on the radio."