Charles de Gaulle

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Charles de Gaulle was a military personnel by profession. He is renowned as a notable figure in French history and politics. His struggle of freedom established during the Cold War. He worked as a military officer during the First World War and Second World War and was wounded several times. He himself found in trouble when he was arrested during 1st World War. At the end of the war he was released. He was a commander of tank regime. Due to his accomplishments and diligence, he was appointed as the Under Secretary for War by the French Government.

A turning point in his life was the moment when France surrendered to Germany in 1940. He couldn’t accept this defeat and escaped to England. There he established a Free French Movement, which was the real start of his freedom struggle. With the help of England’s Prime Minister, he started voicing his ideas publicly about gaining freedom. He urged upon the need to act as one nation and gain back the occupied areas under German control. Not only just voicing his ideas, but also he simultaneously started gathering troops to fight the oppression. Eventually he became president of France’s provisional government.

However, at the end of 1950’s, the crumbling French system became a serious worry and so he returned to France. He aided in the formation of a new government, thus taking over from the oppression of Germany. He became the President of France in 1959 and established an intelligent approach by keeping France away from super-powers. Thus, he proved to be a vital personality in the recovery of France and its people for freedom.a

Che Guevara

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Che Guevara a very famous freedom fighter, was born in 1928 in Argentina. He grew up with the interest in medicine and therefore pursued his education in this field. During this journey of gaining medical education, he got shocked with the extreme hardships of hunger and poverty he witnessed. It was this point where his freedom fight for Cuban Revolution started. Due to his keen interest in freedom fighting, he abandoned the field of medicine.

He went on long voyages across South America to gain popularity amongst the oppressed. They supported him eagerly to overthrow the “Batista Government”. After his marriage, he travelled to Mexico, where he grouped up with Fidel Castro. They made joint strategic plans to overthrow Batista’s government to bring justice for South Americans. They attacked Cuba several times to crumble the Batista regime. By 1959, they succeeded in overthrowing the oppressive government. He was later appointed as president of the national bank and minister of industry. His assistance in the country’s transformation into a communist state can not be forgotten.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist priest and social dissident. He assumed a key part in the American social liberties development from the mid-1950s until his death in 1968. Despite being born in an area full of racist opposition, King found his way. He gained a PhD degree from Boston University in systematic theology. Motivated by supporters of peacefulness, King dreamt for social balance for African Americans. He eagerly took up this challenge with great zeal. During this journey of righteousness, he was imprisoned 30 times! He was the main thrust behind notable occasions. Enraged by the imprisonment of an African-American girl over racism in public transport, he mobilized a vast number of people.

They all boycotted public transport system unless equal rights were granted for all races. This helped to finally bring about a change and a landmark enactment such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was another landmark achieved due to his remarkable efforts. His renowned speech “I have a dream” is till this date celebrated as one of the most astounding speeches ever. He was recompensed the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Frederick Douglass

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Frederic Douglass started the journey of his life in an environment of oppression and captivity. He was born in 1818 in Maryland. As he grew up and gained maturity, he was confronted by the slavery and oppression of his masters. He strives hard even under such circumstances. He used every possible way to get the knowledge of writing and reading. After being successful in the escape from slavery, he continued his quest of writing and reading. Frederick Douglass took the way of writing as his voice and began outsourcing to many government and local dignitaries. He emphasized on topics like opposition to slavery, equal rights, saying no to racism and women’s rights. This popularity and keen interest led him to publish some autobiographies and narratives like “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave“.