Renowned servant leaders include Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt and Nelson Mandela. A servant leader is a person who focuses on enriching the lives of individuals and improving the organizations and communities they serve. There are many types of servant leaders, but the best have the abilities to heal communities with their inclusive visions and valorous actions, even in the face of great adversity or danger.Continue Reading
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s courageous and inspirational actions in the name of social justice make him one of the great examples of servant leadership. A charismatic preacher and peerless orator, he could have chosen to amass power for personal satisfaction. Yet, he devoted his life to creating a more just society and transformed a nation.
Before Eleanor Roosevelt, the role of the First Lady of the United States was that of a hostess for formal gatherings. Her service transformed what Americans expected of the office, and her persistent work for human rights in the United States and many other countries led her to become a crucial part of the crafting of the United Nation's Declaration of Human Rights.
Despite heavy personal cost, Nelson Mandela remained true to his convictions to achieve equality for everyone in South Africa. After he was freed from jail, he rejected the idea of vengeance and worked with his former jailers to ensure a peaceful transition.Learn more about US History
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister in Alabama and Georgia who went on to become one of the leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King, then serving as the minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, rose to national prominence in 1955 as the spokesman of the Montgomery bus boycott that began after the arrest of Rosa Parks. King's role in the boycott allowed him to meet President Eisenhower.Full Answer >
One trivia game on the Sporcle website challenges the user to differentiate between quotes by religious reformer Martin Luther and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Other games on the FunTrivia site have quizzes dedicated to the life of Martin Luther.Full Answer >
Yolanda Denise, the first child of Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King, was born on Nov. 17, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama. Her brother, Martin Luther III, was born in the same city on Oct. 23, 1957. The youngest two children, Dexter Scott and Bernice Albertine, were born in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 30, 1961 and March 28, 1963, respectively.Full Answer >
Interesting facts about the childhood of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. can be found at websites such as History Channel, Today I Found Out and Ducksters. In addition to facts about his childhood, these sites provide a detailed biography of Dr. King's life and legacy.Full Answer >