Martin Luther King Jr.: An Influential Role Model

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For my essay I chose to write about Martin Luther King Jr. to describe why he was such an influential role model at the time and how he came to become such an inspirational leader, even up until this date. The reason why I chose to write about him is not only because he became an inspiration to millions of people around the globe, but also because I believe that without him, the status quo of the time would never have changed the way it did, to lead up to contemporary society. Through his great achievements and struggles for equality in the justice system, I will be discussing about multiple elements which concern his communication as a leader to drive the civil rights movements of the 1950s to the late 1960s. Through his biography and demonstrations which he lead, I will be analyzing his communication techniques, his ethos as a leader, his emotional intelligence,…show more content…
King’s words would always provide an image in people’s heads, like for example, when he described in his ‘I Have a Dream Speech’, that “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds”. This statement was made in an attempt to explain that everyone has the “unalienable rights”, as prescribed in the Declaration of Independence, “to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (Tichenor Vol. 3: 287- 289). The topic of his arguments are very complex, yet he finds a way to simplify his words and metaphorically link the topic in a way for everyone to understand. When he further said that “we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt”, shows that he places an unfair political system under an economical institution which appears corrupt to the eyes of many (Tichenor Vol. 3: 287-
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