Saturday, January 19, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR KING – PAYING TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING , JR.



Stone of Hope, Memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
@
National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner (born 1931)


LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD OR IN TONGUE,
BUT IN DEED AND IN TRUTH.
1 JOHN 3:18


DR. KING WAS AN AMAZING HUMAN BEING, HE WAS WITTY, COMPASSIONATE, AN ORATOR LIKE NO OTHER, A TRAILBLAZER, ANOINTED, INSPIRED, UNAFRAID, CALLED, CHOSEN, A MOVER & A SHAKER, OUR BELOVED, AN AMBASSADOR, A BIBLICAL SCHOLAR, PASTOR, LOVING FATHER, HUSBAND, A PEACEMAKER AND A FRIEND OF GOD – WHO WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED!
“WE LOVE YOU DR. KING!”


Date of birth:
January 15, 1929 


Place of birth:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Date of death:
April 4, 1968 (age 39)
Place of death:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States


Movement:
African-American Civil Rights Movement and Peace Movement


Major Organizations:
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)


Notable Prizes:
Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977, posthumous)


Congressional Gold Medal (2004, posthumous)


Major Monuments:
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial 


Alma Mater:
Morehouse College

Crozer Theological Seminary
Boston University


Religion:
Baptist


Influences:

Jesus Christ, Abraham Lincoln, Theodor Herzl, Mahatma Gandhi, Benjamin Mays, Rosa Parks, Bayard Rustin, Henry David Thoreau, Howard Thurman, Leo Tolstoy

Influenced:
Albert Lutuli, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton
Dr. King’s  Historic ”I Have A Dream” Speech

Stevie Wonder singing “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written With Great Admiration by
Linda Mose Meadows, Motivational Speaker & Inspirational Author of:                                                                                            The Blessedness of Believing 
A Devotional Journey of Life’s and God’s Promises                       http://www.blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/ http://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/  

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