Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the 20th century's most outstanding personalities. His successful non-violent fight against the discrimination of Blacks in the United States was inspired by the thoughts and methods used by Gandhi.Martin Luther King was born into a country (USA, Atlanta) where practically every southern state was segregated, a divided and unequal system made up the educational, economic, political and social landscape of the Old South. Schools were segregated, restaurants were off limits to black people, and hotels had no vacancies when a black face appeared. Theatres, housing, waiting rooms, lavatories, drinking fountains, public accommodation, the queues for purchasing a dog license were segregated. This within a nation which called itself the hope for the oppressed of the world, which had declared all men equal, which had promised freedom, and equal protection for all, a nation which had built its wealth upon the backs of slaves.
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.”
“I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
“The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt."
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Name: Frederick Grant Banting
Birth date: 14th November of 1891
Death date: 21st February of 1941
Profession: Medical scientist/doctor Frederick is considered an icon to his nation and to the whole world because he discovered insuline. Due to his medical research, he won the Nobel Prize in medicine. Banting shared the award money with his colleague, Dr. Charles Best. As of September 2011, Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate. The Canadian government gave him a lifetime annuity to work on his research. In 1934 he was knighted by King George V. In 2004, Frederick Banting was voted 4th place on The Greatest Canadian.
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