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Tannery 9(thekinglegacy.org). Dr. King was not only supported by Civil Rights Activists in the United States, but also had a large amount of followers across the globe. People across the globe know Dr. King for his dedication to the civil rights movement, and the United States has honored him with his own state holiday, which according to Wikipedia, is ob-served “In the Japanese city of Hiroshima… The City of Toronto… Jerusalem, Israel… and in Wassenaar, The Netherlands” (wikipedia.com, Outside the United States) Dr. King had a large group of followers, from thousands of supporters at his protests to people across the world observing his holiday, Martin Luther King was a well known hero with alarge group of followers.Lastly, a hero must leave behind a legacy. Leaving behind a legacy is important fora hero to complete because a hero must lead his followers to a goal they were fighting for.Martin Luther Kings Legacy were acts that enabled African Americans to rights they didn't have before the civil rights movement, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws racial segregation, the Voting Act of 1965, which allowed people of color to vote,and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which outlawed discrimination in rent or sale of a home. These Acts were a major legacy left behind by Dr. King because they changed the way African Americans lived in our country for generations to come. In today’s genera-tion, we can learn to love as better human beings by looking back on Kings actions. In the article “The Leadership Principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Their Relevanceto Surgery” by Charles F. Brunicardi, the UCLA gastrointestinal and personalized sur-geon relates Martin Luther Kings leadership skills to modern leadership skills that all sur-geons in the medical field should have in today’s world. Brunicardi related five of Kings
Tannery 10leadership skills that he believed would be ideal in a high tension career, which were hav-ing a vision, being an effective communicator, having a willingness to learn, having a willingness to lead, and being able to resolve conflict. “One of the greatest leaders in his-tory was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who provides a shining example of level-5 leader-ship for us to study. The study of leadership principles of great leaders can provide us with practical methods of conflict resolution as well as inspiration to keep us engaged andfocused.”(The Leadership Principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Their Relevance to Surgery, p. 7) By taking this level-5 leadership from Dr. King and applying it to the workplace, Brunicardi believes that the work environment feels less hostile and enables coworkers to work together to solve problems and feel like a member of a team. “Anothermore modern leadership style is that of collaboration, in which the leader gives value to all members of the team, thus enabling the development of a powerful team that can cre-ate innovative solutions to problems.” (The Leadership Principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Their Relevance to Surgery, p. 7) Principals such as the leadership skills ex-emplified by Dr. King are prime examples of how Dr. King left a legacy for today’s popu-lation to look upon. To honor Dr. King for the actions and sacrifices he made to better thelives of many Americans, a rock statue of Dr. King was built in Washington DC and was named the “Stone of Hope”. Without Kings heroic actions, the Civil Rights Movement may not have been as successful as it ended up to be, and African Americans across the nation may not have achieved the rights they were fighting for without Kings guidance and fighting spirit.

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