Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | John 8:32
“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
After an extensive education, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He never ceased working for civil rights and was instrumental in many nonviolent demonstrations, including the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Well known for his eloquent and inspiring speeches, he received many honors over the course of his life. His “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in Washington, D.C. to approximately 250,000 people, was the inspiration for the first monument honoring
an African-American on the National Mall. The monument features a realistic carving of Dr. King and commemorates his life-long quest to secure democracy, justice, hope and love for all people. At the age of thirty-five, he became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Illustration by Christian Elden
From the April 14, 2014 Heritage Collection Weekly Worship Bulletin Service.
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