The two famous thinkers in the week four Electronic Reserve Readings are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bill Gates. Each had separate aspirations and both men contributed a significant amount of growth in the Twentieth Century. Bill Gates and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have gone “down in history as individuals who changed the way the world worked personally, socially, and politically”.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential civil rights activists and speaker during his time. His visions and goals were simple, yet breathtaking in their scope, the complete liberation of mankind and the elimination of injustices. Laws, which generally inhibited or prevented these objectives, simply had to change and this were the unfinished agenda and challenge for Western democracy” (Dharmaraj). “Honored most for his heroic civil rights activism in the United States” Dr. King was also “a prophet of peace and justice in a world torn by Vietnam” (Newsday, 1992). Among his major “accomplishments, Martin Luther King was a doctor, writer of five published books, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the” Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), president of the Southern Christine LeadershipConference,” and at the age of 35 he” was “the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize”.
His I have a dream” speech captivated the hearts of individuals supporting the Civil Rights cause. His solutions and ideas were implemented widely” and had a huge impact on rights amoung the White and Black America. “Dr. Martin Luther King played a pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott, the struggle integrated education, the destruction of racial barriers in the public services, the fight for voters’ rights, the movement of better housing and the rights of workers for decent wages, ensuring success in the destruction of legal and traditional berriers of human dignity” (Dharmaraj). The thousands of marches and protests he led amoung the...