Famous Thinkers Essay

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Famous Thinkers Sandra Faye PHL/458/ Creative Minds and Critical Thinking April 22, 2010 Famous Thinkers By this time, 2013, the world has been blessed with a good handful of creative thinkers who have greatly contributed to their communities, thus, to the world. Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr are to excellent examples of outside the box thinkers who strove relentlessly to make a difference in the way society was thinking, and acting The purpose of this paper is to give information about these two thinkers’ contribution to society. To examine their personal, social, and political environments, and …show more content…
People looked up to him and listened to his voice so he used his words in order to get people to follow his movement.
Respectively, both Mandela and Dr. King effectively pave the way to the beginning of desegregation in their countries. From a personal standpoint, neither was particularly happy with the way men and women of color were treated. Unlike most people however, they decided to do something about it. “Because they are relatively free of preconceived notions and prejudiced views, creative people are less inclined to accept prevailing views, less narrow in their perspectives, and less likely to conform with the thinking of those around them. They are bold in their conceptions, willing to entertain unpopular ideas and seemingly unlikely possibilities” (Ruggiero, 2009, Chapter5). Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1944 and formed the youth league. He rose through the rank of both organizations, which fought for equal conditions for the different peoples of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison and became a somewhat an icon against the oppression of the white dominated demographic. While in prison for nearly three decades, he became the face of the apartheid movement both within South Africa and internationally. The day he was released from prison he said according to The "Nelson Mandela Centre Of Memory " (2013) website Today the majority of South Africans, black and white, recognize