Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times
of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 15, 1929  * *April 4, 1968

" When Dreams Die, So Goes Greatness "
But when dreams are realized even in small measure, then greatness lives on ..
 Dr. King through his courage and determination lifted the spirit of many
so they could "Dare To Dream".....  Barbara Costello-Williams

I have a dream that one day 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.' Ö
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color
of their skin but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King, Jr.



In 1969, his widow, Coretta Scott King, organized
the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent
Social Change. Today it stands next to his beloved
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta,
and with the surrounding buildings is a
national historic landmark under the
administration of
the National Park Service.

His birthday, January 15, is a national holiday,
celebrated each year with educational programs,
artistic displays, and concerts throughout the
United States. The Lorraine Hotel where
he was shot is now the National Civil Rights Museum. 

 

" I've Been To The Mountain Top "
M. L. K. Jr.

Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice for his fellow human beings, and he died because of that effort. R.F.K.

Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on,
help me stand, I am tired, I am weak,
I am worn, Through the storm, through
the night, Lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home,

When my ways grow drear, Precious Lord
linger near, When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call, Lead me on
lest I fall, Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

When the darkness appears and
the night draws near And the day is
past and gone At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord,
lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand Lead me on,
let me stand I'm tired, Iím weak, Iím lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light Take my hand
precious Lord,
lead me home

Excerpt from the Nobel Lecture 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Granted that we face a world crisis which leaves us standing so often
amid the surging murmur of life's restless sea. But every crisis has
both its dangers and its opportunities. It can spell either salvation
or doom. In a dark confused world the kingdom of God
may yet reign in the hearts of men."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 


"Watch out that no one deceives you. For many
will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,
' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars
and rumors of wars, but see to it that you
are not alarmed. Such things must happen,
but the end is still to come. Nation will rise
against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom.

There will be famines and earthquakes
in various places. All these are
the beginning of birth pains.

"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put
to death, and you will be hated by all nations because
of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith
and will betray and hate each other, and many false
prophets will appear and deceive many people.
Because of the increase of wickedness, the
love of most will grow cold, but he who
stands firm to the end will be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom
will be preached in the whole
world as a testimony to all
nations, and then
the end will come.

[Matthew 24:4-14]

 

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