hero
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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. They may not be the most talented, they might not have any degree and they do not need a title. A hero can be anyone who is willing to stand up for what’s right in their own way–and then keep on fighting when it gets tough. In this blog post, we’ll highlight three heroes from history and explore how they’ve used different tactics to fight for what was important to them. In America during the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent approach inspired many African Americans with words like “I have been to the mountaintop” where he told of looking over into a promised land that would come about because of people like him. In America during the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent approach inspired many African Americans with words like “I have been to the mountaintop” where he told of looking over into a promised land that would come about because of people like him. The phrase described his vision for a brave new world in which black and white children could play together at school and adults would be diligent stewards of their communities–all without violence or oppression. It was also an acknowledgement that this future had not yet come to pass: there were still battles left to fight before that day arrived. And they did, too-Martin Luther King Jr., along with four other men, died on April 30th 1968 when James Earl Ray assassinated

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