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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday and a Few Good Quotes
"We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence."-MLK, Jr.
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
, was assassinated APRIL 4, 1968.
Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church
, he rose to national prominence through the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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
, 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
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Lovely post. Happy Easter!
April 5, 2015 at 7:53 AM
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