Monday, January 20, 2014

SPECIAL = Martin Luther King Day, 2017


On Martin Luther King Day, I would like to briefly remember Dr. King (who is remembered in this Blog on the occasion of his untimely death on April 4, and on the anniversary of his famous "I Have a Dream.." speech on August 28) with a quotation of his of which I was made aware for the first time on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 by the Oakley Campus Pastor at Crossroads Church here in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chuck Mingo.  These words of Dr. King remind us that there is no hierarchy in God's love. There is no one of us whom God loves more than another;  each and every one of us is important to God, and therefore we must always be our best....


“If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music ... Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”


Other important events in the Civil Rights struggle here in America can be found at the following postings on this Blog:

LBJ Sends Troops to Alabama =
http://historysstory.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-20-lbj-sends-troops-to-alabama.html

Rosa Parks Says "No." =
http://historysstory.blogspot.com/2013/12/december-1-rosa-parks-says-no.html

"The Birth of a Nation" Premieres =
http://historysstory.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-8-birth-of-nation-premieres.html

The First African American Astronaut Blasts Off!!
http://historysstory.blogspot.com/2016/08/august-30-first-african-american.html


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1 comment:

  1. Previously posted comments:
    j - January 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM
    words to live by...
    thank you. I had never heard this before.

    Brian T. BoltenJanuary 21, 2013 at 3:57 PM
    My pleasure, j. It was new to me too!!

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