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The great persons who have made a great contribution to international peace, understanding, discovery or development are called international personalities.
He is a renowned Indian child rights activist and the winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. He is the founder of an organization dedicated towards the eradication of child labor and rehabilitation of the rescued former child workers. Child labor is a major problem in India where millions of young children are engaged in various forms of work and not getting education. Satyarthi has been working as a children’s rights activist from the past many years and has liberated over 80,000 child laborers since 1980. He formed the Save Childhood Movement to create awareness about this social evil and to rescue children from labor. He has been honored with several awards for his relentless humanitarian work, including the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 which he shares with the Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzay.
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Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. is considered to be one of the most important historic figures of America. He struggled to bring about freedom, equality and respect for all in the US.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta. King graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 with a degree in Sociology. He further received a Bachelor's of Divinity in 1951 and then a Ph.D. from Boston College in 1955.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was appointed the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It was while serving as pastor of the church that Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. This occurred on December 1, 1955. By December 5, 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott had begun. During this time, African-Americans refused to ride the public bus system in Montgomery. The boycott lasted 382 days. In the end on December 21, 1956, the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation on public transportation was illegal. He was made the leader of various protests and was arrested numerous times. He was a part of many nonviolent protests as he helped lead the fight for desegregation and equal rights.
On August 28, 1963, the March on Washington led by King and other Civil Rights Leaders took place. It was the largest demonstration of its kind in Washington, D.C. up to that time and approximately 250,000 demonstrators were involved. It was during this March that King gave his historical "I Have a Dream" speech while speaking from the Lincoln Memorial.
In 1964, he was honored as the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of thirty-five. He gave the entire amount of the prize money to help with the Civil Rights movement. Between 1965 and 1968, King continued with his protest work and fight for Civil Rights. He was actively critic of poverty and supported equal human rights, food, shelter, education, health reach, equal pay, etc. Many powerful people and organizations were angry at King for this. They spread lies and wanted to make people go against King. And one such person who didn’t want King to succeed shot him after a rally. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.
Dr. Martin Luther King had seen a dream of social revolution. He raised voice for end of ethnic divisions and end of discrimination, suppression from white people, equality, freedom and honor, and liberation from violent war. A did this by promoting non-violent social revolution. The whole world still praises his work and considers him to be one of the most influential figures of the last century.