Equally, men are not less important. Some of the most inspirational men in history were involved in political and social aspects of their lives. They dedicated their time and resources for the shaping of a better society. They fought tooth and nail for equality and freedom all around.
In no particular order, here are some of the most inspirational men:
Abraham Lincoln – American president, he became famous for being a strong opponent of slavery. He promoted modernization of economy through a well-set system of banks, tariffs and railroads. A pillar during the Civil War, he became the symbol of liberty through the Emancipation Proclamation. The 13th Amendment who freed all the slaves represented his greatest achievement.
Martin Luther King Jr. – American Minister and Civil Rights activist, he became famous for leading the Civil Rights Movement. His famous “I have a dream” speech is praised even today. He remains in history as one of the most inspirational men. He played a decisive role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens and race relations. A symbol of a visionary leader, he was committed to achieve the rightful social justice through peaceful ways.
Nelson Mandela – By the way of advocating against racism and equality of rights, he became a famous South-African politician and philanthropist. Notably, his fights pointed towards eliminating oppressive practices in racially divided South Africa. His actions landed him in prison for almost 30 years. He fought for a democratic and free society. One in which rights and opportunities would be equal, regardless of the color of someone’s skin.
Alan Turing – English computer scientist, mathematician and cryptanalyst, he became famous for developing techniques to break the Nazi Enigma code during World War II. He was recognized for his skills and even viewed as a genius by his fellows. That is because he changed the course of war and helped the British win the war in Europe. Because of that, he is credited as the father of the modern computer and artificial intelligence.
Muhammad Ali – American Olympic and professional boxer, he was one of the most significant athletes of the 20th century. Nicknamed The Greatest, he fought several famous boxing matches. He had great speed, skills and artistic footwork. He was arrested for refusing to serve in the war and publicly opposed the war in Vietnam. His longtime battle with Parkinson’s disease made him an inspiration. But also supported foundations across America and traveling to other countries to help out those who needed.
Ultimately, these men fought and put their lives in the service of others. By means of looking at the bigger picture, beyond themselves, they worked every day to achieve greatness.