Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. 

Martin Luther King Jr. became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

Born, Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. The second child of Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor, and Alberta Williams King, a former schoolteacher. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor.

After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.

Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. 

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, secretary of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. Activists coordinated a bus boycott that would continue for 381 days. The Montgomery Bus Boycott placed a severe economic strain on the public transit system and downtown business owners. They chose Martin Luther King, Jr. as the protest’s leader and official spokesman.

In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”, he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure

The March on Washington culminated in King’s most famous address, known as the “I Have a Dream” speech, a spirited call for peace and equality that many consider a masterpiece of rhetoric.

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial—a monument to the president who a century earlier had brought down the institution of slavery in the United States—he shared his vision of a future in which “this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

The speech and march cemented King’s reputation at home and abroad; later that year he was named “Man of the Year” by TIME magazine and in 1964 became, at the time, the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

Imagine yourself standing in line behind a homeless person, both of you are ready to enter the gates of heaven…

In your life on earth you were an overachiever and liked by many but never sought the Lord. The homeless person however was always ignored that had nothing but his daily prayer he would pray often.

Finally, it is your turn In front of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself claims that he does not know you however, he often heard the prayer of the homeless person. Not only does he get into heaven ahead of you but he is blessed with the crown of life.

You are left outside because you’ve never served him and took the time to say a prayer.

I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father

except through me

John 14:6

If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ & believe

in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will

be saved.

Romans 10:9

Live a LIFE of purpose — Life Saving Prayers

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Have you ever felt like you are stuck, or hindered from attempting, maintaining, or completing a task or goal? I sure have felt like this. When this happens, we have to fight the negative powers around us. The best thing to do is to PRAY.

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BEING INFLUENCED IS A CHOICE

Each and every person is influenced one way or another. We are influenced by different things some of us are influenced by our friends and family others are influenced by the news or what goes on around them either way to be influenced mean to affect or change the decision making of someone as they mature, behave, or think is to walk in a direction or live your life in a way that is not your completely your choice.

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A LOVE THAT CAST OUT FEAR

Fear is bondage. Fear can paralyze you and prevent you from fulfilling the destiny that God has prepared for you. Fear can make you feel insecure, and plague you with unhealthy side effects from panic attacks to sleep disorders. Fear is a spiritual condition, This is why you cannot reason fear away. You cannot tell someone who is struggling with fear and gripped by panic attacks to just stop being fearful. This spiritual condition cannot be remedied naturally. Fear can be relieved only by a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.

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GOD HAS A LOT TO DO. STILL, HE WAITS FOR YOU.

God has a lot to do. still waits for you. He feeds the sparrow who don’t reap nor sow and still has time to wait for you.

He lets the sunrise in the morning he gives the moon its shine in the night time all while waiting for you.
He protects those who abide under his shadow and heals the sick all while waiting for you.

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