To learn a little more about our company objective and about leadership, we have selected a few leaders that have proven themselves successful and made some history along the way.
Gandhi was the leader of Indian Independence Movement, a lawyer, a peace activist, and was described as the “father of the nation” in India.
He founded a political movement, known as the Natal Indian Congress.
Gandhi developed his theoretical belief in non-violent civil protest into a tangible political stance.
In 1930 he led the 200-mile Salt March.
Because of Gandhi’s persistence and ability to lead, India gained its Independence from Britain on August 15th, 1947.
Gandhi was hailed by the London Times as “the most influential figure India has produced for generations.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King was a pastor, civil rights activist, leader in the African America Civil Rights Movement, humanitarian, and a pacifist
Here are some of King’s accomplishments:
Led the 1955 Montgomery Boycott (Primary spokesman)
Helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He lead the SCLC until his death
Organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, this is when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Named Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” in 1963
Youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35
After King’s assassination, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)