Saturday, April 4, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday and a Few Good Quotes

American Minute
"We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence."-MLK, Jr.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated APRIL 4, 1968.

Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, he rose to national prominence through the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964, Congress set aside his birthday as a National Holiday.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, were influenced by the German Confessing Church leader Deitrich Bonhoeffer, who resisted Hitler's anti-Christian totalitarianism.

Rev. King was also influenced by the non-violent methods of India's Mahatma Gandhi who resisted Britain's centralized big government.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said August 28, 1963:

"Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children...

In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence....


1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely post. Happy Easter!