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The leader I most admire is the historic, Martin Luther King. He has showed great determination to what he passionately believed, he was one of the most dominant leaders during the American civil rights movement, and he achieved his "Dream", with non-violent resistance towards racial domination. Martin Luther King, was inspired by the works of the man who brought independence to India, his name was Mohandas K. Gandhi, in 1955 Martin Luther King and other black leaders had organized a protest against racial segregation, in public transport after Rosa Parks was arrested as she refused to give up her seat to a Caucasian passenger. ...read more.

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He aspires again from people he looked upon, this gives the chance for him to shine for our generation therefore we will hopefully aspire to become a man of his wishes. In 1963 he led a massive civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, and organized drives for black voter registration, unification, and better education and housing throughout the South. During these non-violent campaigns he was arrested many times. He led the historic March in Washington, August 28, 1963, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1964 King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King's strategies were extremely tested for instance in Chicago, where his first major Northern Campaign was held, he was publicly apposed by local black Baptists. ...read more.

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The following day Martin Luther King, was shot and killed in Memphis. 100,000 people attended at his funeral and his murderer was jailed for 99 years in prison. His gravesite has now been stated as a National monument. Martin Luther King during his life had numerous qualities and no one can ever live up to them as much as he did. He dreamt for World peace, he was a superb listener, his speeches spread the "Dream" he had inside, he never showed violence; his main success and quality. "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last." These are the words from Martin Luther King, a true leader in anyone's mind. He will be well remembered not only by me but the entire world. By Satpal Johal ...read more.

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