Published: Mon, January 15, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Finding inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr.'s religious legacy

Finding inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr.'s religious legacy

Brandon Tubbs said many people have heard or know about the speeches given by Martin Luther King Jr. during his fight for civil rights.

Black Lives Matter and other contemporary African-American groups have begun a fuller examination of King's controversial last years.

Leslie Callahan is a pastor at St. Paul's Baptist Church. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling Prosperity Real Estate at 623-1957, online at www.Midwestcitymlk.com or at the door on the day of the event.

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, freeing the slaves in Confederate states that had not yet surrendered to the Union. In perhaps his most famous speech, which was delivered at the March on Washington in 1963, King quoted many lines from the constitution including, "All men are created equal".

But Ingalls found herself captivated by King's words during his historic speech, when he outlined his "dream" of people of all colors living in harmony.

After the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts in 1964 and 1965, King looked to build on his successes by focusing on what he considered society's three main evils: war, poverty and racial injustice. The law ended the legal separation of people by race in public places. Her writing on race and diversity also has been featured in a variety of ME and national publications.

Any intimacy with King's work makes it clear that by King's standards Trump's Presidency is nothing less than a fascist triumph.

By 2008, America was prepared to accept a black candidate for president of the United States, electing Barack Hussein Obama. Some wanted to answer with violence, but King urged peaceful action instead.

The ceremony was also marked by cautionary words that the country still suffers from serious racial, political and economic divisions that continue to test King's legacy.

Smith was one of the sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 after two of his co-workers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck. While he was standing outside his hotel room, a sniper shot him in the face.

The shooter was identified as a criminal who had escaped from jail. Ray was found guilty and sent to prison.

"No matter where you are in life, there's something in this week of celebration that you can learn from and engage in, because most have forgotten about the fight to make MLK a national holiday and how hard that fight was", she said.

A parade and host of activities following the theme "The Power of One" will be held in the Oklahoma City metro in celebration of The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Their industries would be more concerned with persons than with profits, and would respect the rights of consumers, and would so improve job opportunities, working conditions, human relations, and sharing of profits that all workers would be free of destructive feeling of alienation from their work, their co-workers, and the themselves.

King explained that members of the beloved community would allow the spirit of agape to direct all their individual and social relationships: hence, they would manifest a persistent willingness to sacrifice for the good of the community and for their own spiritual and temporal good.

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