Thursday, January 15, 2015

MLK: Voice For The Voiceless

I will always follow the philosophy of this man, one who stood for all of us and had a gift of bringing ALL people together with a rational mind, heart and spirit in the name of peace. 

Dr. King was a man racked with doubt, not without flaws, a man who questioned why he had been chosen for such a task - leading people to freedom, healing the wounds of a nation.  

And yet he led a nation. 

Through words he gave voice to the voiceless. Through action he gave courage to the faint of heart. Through vision, determination, and faith in the power of love, he endured arrest, the loneliness of a prison cell, constant threats to his life, until he finally inspired a nation to transform itself.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist.

King headed the SCLC and was a forerunner in ending segregation of African-American citizens in the South.  The creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are in direct relation to the perseverance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was assassinated in 1968. 



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