82 years ago Martin Luther King, Jr was born. 43 years ago he was assassinated. He was a Baptist minister and perhaps best known for his civil rights activism. In 1963 he led a march on Washington, DC in which an estimated quarter million marchers participated. It was at the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The video is posted below:
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a national holiday honoring Dr.King, Jr. and his accomplishments.
If you would like to read of other African-Americans who contributed greatly to society and the church, I would like to suggest to you the reading of “Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction” by Dr. Bob Kellemen. You can read reviews here. You may also read a sample chapter at the RPM Ministries website.
If you are in the Warsaw, IN area, please consider attending this event in Winona Lake, IN at the Rodeheaver Auditorium on the campus of Grace College & Seminary. Service begins at 11:30a.m.
Chance to Interact: Do you celebrate Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr Day? How do you celebrate the day?