Influential People 

In our world we have had so many people who have influenced several communities, races, political groups, and even the entire world. These influencers can be influencing for the good or bad. There are three people though who really stick out to me as some of the most influential people in history, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, and Mahatma Gandhi. These people focus on the good ways on influencing rather than than the bad ways of them influencing the world.

First, Martin Luther King Jr influenced many different people but specifically the black community. Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929. Martin attended segregated schools his whole life. It was in 1954 when he became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama that he would start being a strong worker for civil rights for his race. Martin Luther was a leader of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, this was the leading group in this time. In December on 1955 he would become leader of the first tremendous demonstration of present day times in the US. This boycott lasted 382 days. Martin Luther was arrested during this time and his home was bombed. Martin would soon emerge as a Negro leader of the first rank. Martin was elected as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose main goal was to provide new leadership for civil rights movement. From 1957-1968 Martin Luther would travel over six million miles and speak over 2500 times going anywhere where there was injustice to his people. He would later lead a major protest in Birmingham, Alabama which is when he would finally catch the attention of the whole world.

Following this he would do arguably his most famous speech and influential movement which was his “I Have a Dream” speech. He would perform this during a march in front of 250,000 people. He would say some of the most influential things during his entire time of fighting for rights. Some of his most influential quotes that even make me feel towards his passion include “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream,” and “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” Martin Luther King Jr would try so hard for the equal rights of black people for so many years and would influenced people everywhere all over the world forever. Martin Luther King Jr would go on to win five honorary degrees and was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in his motel room where he was set to lead a protest march.

Second, Albert Einstein was a world influence for his theories on relativity, and his influence of the philosophy of science. Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. Albert would start his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium, which was just a small start to his incredible journey. Albert would finish his studies here and would leave to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be taught to become a teacher in physics and mathematics. He would accept a position as a technical assistant at the Swiss Patent office after not being able to find a teaching job. While he was here, he would produce most of his influential and incredible works. He would continue moving schools and changing citizenship through his whole life and would still have the urge to learn all the time. After World War II, Albert would be a key figure in the World Government Movement. Einstein would always have that desire to solve problems in physics and would continue to try and use his own ways of thinking to solve them.

At the start of his scientific work, Einstein figured out the imperfections of Newtonian mechanics and his limited theory of relativity stemmed from an attempt to resolve the laws of mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. Einstein continued on the creation of unified field theories, although he continued to work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory, and he persevered with this work in America. He contributed to statistical mechanics by his development of the quantum theory of a monatomic gas and he has also achieved key work in connection with atomic transition probabilities and relativistic cosmology. He would continue to work towards unification of the basic concepts of physics even after retirement. Albert Einstein received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities. He would lecture continually all over the world and would get many awards recognizing his work. He has influenced and helped so many scientific areas and people because of this dedication and work during his life, even past his death we continue to learn and hear about his successes throughout our lives.