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Transcript of Inspirational People
'Mahatma' (great soul), Gandhi was the leader of the
Indian nationalist movement against British rule, and is
widely considered the father of his country. His doctrine of non-violent protest to achieve political and social progress has been hugely influential across the world. 1 2 3 4 5 1. Mahatma Gandhi 2. Rosa Parks 2. Rosa Parks 4. William Shakespeare 3. Helen Keller Individuals who
have somehow changed or effected the world. Mahatma Gandhi
5. Niel Armstrong He is known for many different achievements including:
-Civil Rights Movement South Africa (1893–1914)
-Salt Satyagraha (Salt March, 1930)
-His teachings were crutial and influential in the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa parks is known as a very influential U.S. civil rights leader.
december 1, 1955 Rosa Parks boarded a downtown Motgomery bus heading home. Since 1900, the city transit buses in Motgomery were segragated with the first ten rows oneach bus reserved for
whites only. Rosa sat in the first row of"black section". As they
road, the white section began to fill up, until there was no more
room for anyone in the first ten rows,the bus driver asked rosa
and four more black men to move toto back, the men
perceeded, but Rosa denied, claiming it was her right to sit In December 1955, Rosa Parks planed for the Montgomery
Bus Boycott were announced at black churches in the area,all African-American people agreed the with boycott until they were treated with the level of courtesy they expected, until black drivers were hired, and until seating in the middle of the bus was handled on a first-come basis. The blacks did not ride any sort of public transportation including city buses, this was a major money loss for the city.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
-Rosa Parks " " where she was. This started major
controversey of the rights of black
people in the U.S. 6. Bethany Hamilton 3. Helen Keller “Life is either a Daring Adventure or Nothing” ~ Hellen Keller Helen Adams Keller was born just like any other ordinary
child,but at the age of two, Helen came down with scarlet fever that drove her to the edge of death, and left her blind and deaf. As time ran on she began to lose any speech abilities as well.
Helen, confused and permanatley alone in a world of
darkness raged and was a very tempermental child. Anne Sullivan (Right in picture), was a graduate student from Perkins school for the blind in Boston. Anne was hired to train and help Helen to learn to understand and communicate. This was very hard and took a very long time.
Eventually Anne reached out to Helen in a way no one else
ever had, Helen began to understand and when on to develop a well educated life, attending college at Cambridge University. She continued to help disabled children across the world until her death in June 1968. 4. William Shakespeare Shakespeare opened a
whole new window into literature and this world is still studied hundred's of years later.Shakespeare's work has made a lasting impression on later theatre and literature. In particular, he expanded the dramatic potential of characterisation, plot, language, and genre. Until Romeo and Juliet, for example, romance had not been viewed as a worthy topic for tragedy. 5. Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong was born on August 5th
1930, he is now 80 years old and retired.
Niel Armstrong was the first man to step
foot on the moon, he spent a total of 8 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes and 31 seconds on the moon's surface. Thousands of people across teh world, mostly American tuned in on television or the radio to view or listen to the event take place, for years it was thought unpossible to enter space, Amstrong proved the theory untrue.
This man is greatly influential because he
shows even the most unlikley events are still possible. "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
-Neil Armstrong 6. Bethany Hamilton On October 31, 2003, at the age of thirteen,
Hamilton went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai with friend Alana Blanchard along with Blanchard's father and brother. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying sideways on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14 ft tiger shark attacked her, ripping her left arm off completley just below the shoulder. Bethany Hamilton was a local surfer from Lihue,
Hawaii, USA. Since she was young her only dream was to become a pro surfer, she acheived multiple awards as a child and teenager, and with all her hard work earned a sponser with Rip Curl and had a gbig shot at the big time. With alot of hard work Bethany overcame the incident, and has a career
as a professional surfer and has competed across the world. She is now 21, and has achieved multiple awards for her courage and perserverence. Recently a movie has been created in her influence, the movie is called Soul Surfer.