Martin Luther King Jr.: A True Leader

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero and a leader. He stood up for what was right, even in the face of social injustices he was facing in his society. Martin Luther King Jr. is known today as one of the most influential leaders of his time. leadership can be defined--by the USAF--as the art and science of influencing and directing people to accomplish the assigned mission. Not all leaders are known to be heroes because to be a hero, is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, or someone who posses noble qualities. Martin Luther King Jr. demonstrated having those qualities in many ways. Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero determined by his actions, Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for his cause knowing he could possibly die, and he also…show more content…
stood up for what he believed in knowing he cold die. Yes, other people in society have stood up for what they believed in as well, and yet what makes Martin Luther King Jr. different than say Malcolm X or other violent leaders? Martin Luther King Jr. used his words, and his head to speak to the world. Martin Luther King Jr. was different because he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind respectfully. Martin Luther King Jr. led protests and movements instead of having riots, and the burning of stuff. In Martin Luther King Jr’s, speech “ I've Been to the Mountaintop,” he says “I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!,”(Martin Luther King Jr.). Martin Luther King Jr. knew what he stood for, could be controversial to some and he was willing to die for his cause. That takes courage, not something everybody has, but it is something that good leaders should have. Martin Luther King Jr. had courage something not all leaders had or have. Martin Luther King Jr. had a family, he had loved ones and yet, he stood up for what he believed in even if it meant losing everything. That is what makes Martin Luther King Jr. a good

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