Georgetown, Saudi International Relations

The third essay in this set stands out from the rest. Had the panel who were grading the compositions understood the context of this essay in light of the six others in the set, they probably would have given it more credit. Its strength lies in its funny, lighthearted approach-it shows a completely different aspect of the candidate’s personality. Without it, he would have appeared deadpan serious and probably a bit dull. However, showing the wittier side of himself strengthens the set considerably. It is a good example of allowing yourself to take a risk in one essay, as long as more serious approaches in the others balance it.

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Workshop: Teaching the Movement for Civil and Human Rights

All Labor Has Dignity:
Martin Luther King's Gospel of Economic Justice

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:30 - 4 p.m.
African-American Hall of Fame, 2nd Floor
Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College

Dr. Michael Honey, Haley Professor of Humanities
University of Washington Tacoma

Editor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s labor speeches, All Labor Has Dignity (2011); and author of Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign (winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award) Martin Luther King died in Memphis campaigning for collective bargaining rights for public employees on April 4, 1968. Award-winning historian Michael Honey has collected and edited King's previously unknown labor speeches for Beacon Press. He will speak about King's gospel of economic justice and its legacy for today.

Reception and book signing to follow.

Free Ebook on Teamwork and Leadership

Although I enjoy all of my subjects, I regard classes I have taken in the social sciences to be the most meaningful. Whereas some classes use formulas to describe natural occurrences, the social sciences show that not everything is explicable in such a clear-cut manner. The social sciences describe people; they describe the people who make up the formulas and how and why that was done. The social sciences also explain the past so as a society, people can avoid past catastrophes and build upon past successes. Not only do they describe how we act as we do, but why we act as we do.

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A good follower is not waiting around to be told what to do, or waiting for problems to arise before they solve them. They are proactive, they are thinking ahead. They are putting out fires before they are lit because they are actively participating. They take an active role in all tasks and projects. They’re ensuring they are constantly up to date with the progress of the team, and are well versed on the ins and outs of the current situation. They are efficient, effective and result driven.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series An Evening with Benjamin Todd Jealous

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Scholars Program

My first year at Duke should be a great one. Majoring in economics at Duke should allow me to both pursue my major studies and allow me time for personal interests in Chinese and the Humanities. Moreover, in my spare time, I plan to join the Speech team and the Ultimate Frisbee team. Hopefully, with my previous experience, I will have an early start in both Speech and Ultimate. Yet, I will never forget why I’m in college in the first place. As long as I give organic chemistry a wide berth, I should be able to continue my level of academic excellence. Overall, my first year at Duke promises to be exciting, if a bit hectic.

King Legacy Scholars Visit National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Morehouse Opens King Papers - GPB News

The novel Black Like Me was the most stimulating book I have recently read. I was taken aback by the cruelty the narrator experienced when he was black compared to the hospitality he found as a white man. Possessing the same occupation, clothing, wealth, speech, and identity did not matter when his skin was another color. Given that this was a non-fictional piece, my reaction was even stronger. The book made me favor equality of opportunity for all in every endeavor so others’ opinions of them are based on performance, not preconceptions.

50th Anniversary March on Washington - Teach-In and Viewing of Documents

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Not only do they take initiative, they ensure that when they do so they are carrying out the task to completion. Being accountable is extremely important if you want to be taken seriously as a follower, and great leaders would agree. There is no point being a step ahead if at any given moment you could fall behind due to a lack of follow-through.