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Please don’t make America hate again . . .

Name calling and insults don’t make America great. They stir up hate. True greatness is kind. Please don’t make America hate again (like it did until the Civil Rights Movement made it illegal). The Old Testament prophets would often publicly … Continue reading

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Shall we overcome?

Shall we overcome? Don’t succumb to discouragement, self-destruction, and depression. Overcome through the reality of Christ’s love. “Deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome someday!” The lost word of the Bible is a recovery word. It can … Continue reading

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Seeing Selma Stirred My Spirit!

Seeing the movie, Selma, stirred my soul!  It made me weep. It received an ongoing standing ovation from a theater packed with both blacks and whites in Nashville! Selma strikingly portrays a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement during … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why The Civil Rights Activits Didn’t Call Their Opponents “Haters”

1)  To call someone a hater would have violated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s determination for the Movement to follow the spirit of the Biblical principles of love and non-violence. 2)  Blacks were clearly hated in the South so there … Continue reading

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Bold Christian Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (For MLK Day)

“We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the … Continue reading

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The Movement

When people in America talk about “The Movement,” they usually mean the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.  This movement changed America for the better by breaking the terrible hold that 200+ years of blatant, legalized racism … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders And Church Diversity

I watched a two-hour documentary on PBS about the Freedom Riders, a group of young people (mostly college students) both black and white (committed to non-violence), who rode public busses together into the Deep South (in 1961) to challenge state segregation laws that … Continue reading

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How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Septima Clarck, & Miles Horton in Monteagle, TN

Here is a little known fact of American history. Monteagle, Tennessee could be called the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement. Before the Civil Rights Movement began, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Rosa Parks and many other future leaders … Continue reading

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Who’s My #1 Greatest American? William Lloyd Garrison

The PBS serises, The Abolitionists, is about 5 American anti-slavery activists:  Angelina Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The series includes two of my Top 10 Greatest Americans Who is my greatest American of … Continue reading

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