This paper is about the leader Martin Luther King Jr. and his leadership role in the 1950s. First, the context will be introduced followed by King's life in correlation with the current event at that time. In the final section, his leadership style will be analyzed.
After the war, the veterans came back home to find that the country had not improved for 20 years since the Depression and World War II. There was suddenly a lack of housing in town. People decided to relocate to the suburbs. William Levitt developed the mass production of houses which was much faster and cost effective than before the war. All in all, thirty six houses could be built per day.
Developing the suburbs benefited the car industry without which people could not go to work. In the 1950s, around 8 million cars were manufactured per year to satisfy the increasing demand. Car stores as well as other stores relocated to meet the rising demand. They grouped into shopping centres from 1957 onwards.
The families started to settle down. This was the origin of the Baby Boom. In 1950, only 24.3 million babies were born compared to the 35.5 million babies born in 1960. These babies grew up and went off to school. The post war generations of teens created trends. Rock and Roll and twist replaced the old fashioned music of the war period. The post war generations imposed themselves as real decision makers and had a strong impact socially.
[...] had the opportunity to rearm and became, as a matter of fact, the number one power of the world. D. U.S. science and technology in the 1950s World War II was the laboratory for science and technology. Following the war, the USA found out that they were less scientifically advanced than the Soviet Union. On September the Soviet Union detonated the atomic bomb. The Cold War was started. At that time, President Truman was leading USA: don't think you have a choice. [...]
[...] The main periods to be sorted out are: 1910-1940: 1.6 million migrants 1940-1970: more than 5 million 1970-2000: reversal of the tendency From 1954 to 1968, the African American Civil Rights Movement was active and could be regarded as a response to the unfolding crisis. It included the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama (1955), the Greensboro sit-in in North Carolina (1960) and the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama (1965). III. The initiating events A Date May Case Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas Situation Black children were located in different schools because of the color of their skin, which is unconstitutional. [...]
[...] Two main protagonists were launching the American Civil Rights Movement: Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Against all laws, they developed colored people awareness. She initiated the movement, he led it peacefully. This decade was the starting point of great changes as far as racial issues were concerned. The many events that occurred under King's leadership opened the world into a new era. At that time, minorities started to strive against unfair and unconstitutional discriminations. F. U.S. woman in the 1950s In the 1950s, men and woman tended to conform to stereotypes again. [...]
[...] The relationship was generated between King and the people fighting for the civil rights of colored people. The change was the process of contributing to the modification and improvement of colored people's life. This process was driven through King's life. Forty years after his death, this change is applied to other discrimination causes. The change speaks for the importance of minorities. By leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott, King stood as the voice reflecting the trust and finding a non-violent way to solve the injustice. [...]
[...] The leader The fight for Civil Rights put forward Martin Luther King Jr. as a leader. In order to understand what made him so powerful, we ought to go back in time to his background. Indeed, his personal life greatly influenced his behavior throughout the struggle. A. Background from 1929 to 1957 Date Event 1929, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was born Michael Luther King in Atlanta. He was the son of Martin Luther King Sr. who was a pastor in a Baptist church and Alberta Williams King, a teacher. [...]
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