In the end, Malcolm-x had a rough early life but that didn 't stop him from achieving his goals and him becoming a big figure for african americans. Malcolm-X was important for being a true activist for african americans and fought for their independence. Malcolm blew the world away with his activism and the legacy he left behind changed the way people
Every four years millions of viewer’s worldwide watch in awe as athletes from around the world compete against one another in various sports; demonstrating their remarkable talents and impressive skills in the momentous occasion that is the Olympic Games, a celebration that brings countries together and unites them through the power of sport. This year’s Rio Olympics where no exception to this, world records were broken, victories were taken and generations were inspired. But as the nation’s hearts fill with pride over the many successes of their countries athletes, there is one thing that is certainly no reason to celebrate about; the pervasive and blatant sexist Olympic coverage. Throughout the course of the Rio Olympic Games the media has
His speech was so amazing and he had such great traits that he ended up convincing 120 mutineers to go into battle with him. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain provoked a decision for the mutineers that they probably would never have done if they didn’t hear his speech. After Chamberlain’s powerful speech he had convinced all but 6 of 120 men to rejoin the battle and fight alongside Chamberlain himself and help out the North in their battle. In the text on page 8 of Killer Angels it states, “ It is the idea that we all have value, you and me, we’re worth something more than the dirt”(Shaara 8).
There is no doubt that Louis Zamperini fits the description of a modern hero because of his mental strength, physical strength, determination, and his bravery. Louis Zamperini dealt with many things during his time as a Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) and other times during his life that classify him as a modern hero. His physical strength is shown in many different ways throughout the duration of Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand. The first time it was mentioned was when Zamperini made it to the Olympics at the young age of 19 and clocked a quarter mile in 56 seconds during his race. He showed his physical strength when he and Phil lasted 47 days in a life raft after crashing their place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Walter Payton is an iconic role model to many people, and he has had an influence on others before his career and during it. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Walter Payton played his entire career with the Chicago Bears. When he retired, he was the all time leader in rushing yards and was one of the most beloved figures in sports. Walter Payton’s nickname was “Sweetness” to reflect his personality and playing style. “The smiley, goofy, soft-spoken Payton was a sweet person.
Jackie Robinson challenged white America’s societal perception of African American at the time. “Robinson won Rookie of the Year in 1947. In later seasons, more African-Americans joined other teams in the Major Leagues, as Robinson continued to excel. His success gained him fans from all over the country.” (Mcbirney 14).
When he was 22, Nicklaus was the youngest U.S. Open champion after Bobby Jones. During his golfing career, Nicklaus had won the British Open three times, U.S. Open four times, PGA Championship five times, Masters six times, and the U.S. Amateur two times. He was the number one golfer in the world for ten straight years on the McCormack’s World Golf Rankings. In 1973, he broke Bobby Jones’s record of majors by winning the PGA Championship by four shots over Bruce Crampton. He also played on six Ryder Cup teams and held the captainship twice.
Runner, prisoner of war camp survivor, and Olympic medalist are three attributes that describe Louis Zamperini. Many people know that Louis Zamperini was an Olympic medalist, but he was so much more. As a well known Olympic medalist, Louis Zamperini, showed Americans that they could get through anything if they just pushed themselves to the limit. He left a lasting legacy as a prisoner of war survivor. Louis’s life started during his childhood were he became a troublemaker and had many near death experiences.
Robinson’s older brother Matthew Robinson was the person who inspired Jackie to pursue his talents and love for sports. Matthew won a silver medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games just behind Jesse Owens. Jackie did it all, he excelled in all types of sports it came natural to him. He attended Pasadena Junior College then later continued his education at UCLA where he became the first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: basketball, football, track, and baseball.
Bowerman Changes Athletic Footwear Forever Corene Feddersen Upper Iowa University BA 210-Management Principles Professor Eugene Jasmin Famous Business Leader January 26, 2016 Abstract Bill Bowerman excelled as a student athlete in high school and also at the University of Oregon.
When you think of an amazing athlete you think of Lebron James or Bo Jackson, but Jesse Owens was one of the greatest athletes to walk this earth. Growing up and becoming a successful African American young man in the early 1900s was hard because of the way society treated them. Jesse Owens went against the stereotype than average African American person. He had the perfect legs of a runner.
Bo Jackson is an epic hero. He is a sports legend. He has changed the lives and ideologies of many people. He didn’t follow society’s norms. He played the sports he wanted to, which lead to him playing two professional sports, football and baseball.
American actor Christopher Reeve once quoted, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" (Brainy Quote). Not only did he play a hero as Superman, he truly became one in his personal life. After becoming a quadriplegic Reeve became a spokesperson for people with spinal cord injuries. A hero is a person one admires because of the qualities and selfless actions they exemplify to overcome adversity and inspire others. Heroism is apparent in literature, history, and in our own life.
1. Jim Thorpe; has been characterized as one of the greatest athletes America has ever seen. Thorpe was born on May 28, 1887 in a single room cabin in small town Oklahoma, Prague. Jim attended school at an all indian establishment in Pennsylvania, although he began his athletic career somewhere else. He began playing football and running track.