The great leaders have the capacity to shape and change history. To be a great leader one has to listen and interact with his followers. The leaders should listen and motivate his followers in such a way that they get motivated and will want to listen to the leader. Instead of being a leader who would just want to control his followers. The leaders shape our nation, communities. We need a leader that will guide us so that we can make the important decisions that will help the world keep it moving. It is through the works of the leaders that we will call them a great leader.
Nelson Mandela: A Great Leader
From 1994 to 1999 he was the first to become the black president of South Africa. He was a well known human activists. And he led the first fight against segregation and apartheid in South Africa. Mandela also was the co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe in 1961. This was the militant wing of the African national congress. This was in opposition to the south Africa government system in the racial segregation. He was in prison for 27 years.
After this, he was sentenced for destroying and to conspire against the government of South Africa to overthrow him. He was released in 1990 though he was sentenced to life imprisonment. This was because of the international campaign that was successfully done to free him from imprisonment. Mandela in his lifetime received more than 250 honors. It also included the Nobel prize that he received in 1993. He passed away on Dec 5, 2013, at the age of 95.
Mahatma Gandhi: One Of The Great Leaders
The fight for Indian n nationalism was led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi against the rule of Britishers in the 1920s. his famous nonviolent protests inspired many other same kinds of movements. These were led to support the rights and freedom of the people around the world. On Jan 30, 1948, Gandhi was murdered when he was 78 years old. His birthday which falls on Oct. 2 is celebrated as the national holiday in India. This day is celebrated all around the world as the International day of non-violence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
He led the African-American Civil Rights Movement and was the leader of this movement. He was also an American activist and humanitarian. Just like Mahatma Gandhi he is also known to follow civil rights with the help of non-violent civil disobedience. He took part in the Montgomery Bus Protect of 1955 as he was the Baptist Minister. However, this was the social and political campaign that was against those who were racially separated in the public transport system in Montgomery, Ala. Here he also gave his iconic speech “I Have A Dream”. In Memphis, Tenn, king was murdered on April 4, 1968. In 1964 he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The Martin Luther King, Jr, in 1968 is called the federal holiday in the United States.