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  1. Introduction
  2. Martin Luther King
  3. Leadership principles of Dr. Luther King
  4. Presentation of Rosa Parks
  5. Conclusion

Martin L.K. Was born in 1929 in Atlanta in United States of America and originally named « Michael King Junior ». His father was the Reverend Martin Luther King Senior. After traveling in Germany, his father change his name to Martin in honor of the German Protestant leader Martin Luther. In 1948, he has been graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and obtained a bachelor of Divinity in 1951. Then, he started doctoral studies in systematic theology and received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1955. In 1953, he got married with Coretta Scott with whom he got 4 children: Yolanda King, Martin Luther king II, Dexter Scott King and Bernice King. One year later, he became pastor in Alabama. He was activist and prominent leader in the « African-American civil rights movement ». In 1957, he has been elected as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization created to give new leaders to the Civil Rights Movement. And today, he is often referenced as a human rights icon.

[...] On leadership: Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times', he defined three revolutions in American history: -the American Revolution -the civil War -the American Civil Rights Movement. Thanks to his strong academic past, Martin Luther King knew the risks he might meet when managing the American Revolutions. As he was deeply committed in this battle for Civil Rights, he put his family, his friends behind the movement in order to reach his objectives and his vision. Principle Conflict Resolution In order to better understand the fifth principle, we will distinguish two conflict types which are: the interpersonal conflicts and intrapersonal conflicts. [...]


[...] rights icon LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES OF DR. LUTHER KING JR. This part will emphasize on several leadership principles used by Martin Luther King during his fight for the respect of Civil Rights in the United States of America. These principles will explain why we give Martin Luther King the name of a Leader. Principle VISION A leader has to adopt a vision; he must have a wide and long term vision. He has to ?declare the future' or ?declare the impossible'. [...]


[...] Martin Luther King kept defending the rights of the community against the bus company and asked for: -white and black people should be allowed to sit in the bus indifferently. -Bus drivers should be more sympathetic concerning passengers -Black bus drivers have to be hired. city and to increase the ticket price from 10 to 15 cents. On the Supreme Court recognized segregationist laws of Montgomery as illegal. was calculated that in the one year that protesters made demonstrations, nearly 40,000 people expressed a massive act of non-cooperation and non-violence, inspired by King's principles of the Christian doctrine of love operating through the Gandhian method of nonviolence.' After 382 boycott days, the ?black community' acquired the right for fair treatment in buses. [...]

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