Hope To The End

3rd Monday of every January
commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King , jr.

Actual Birthdate Jan. 15th

"I have a dream that my four 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.  

"A Knock at Midnight"
"But America, as I look at you from afar, I wonder whether your moral and spiritual progress has been commensurate with your scientific progress. It seems to me that your moral progress lags behind your scientific progress. Your poet Thoreau used to talk about "improved means to an unimproved end." How often this is true. You have allowed the material means by which you live to outdistance the spiritual ends for which you live. You have allowed your mentality to outrun your morality. You have allowed your civilization to outdistance your culture. Through your scientific genius you have made of the world a neighborhood, but through your moral and spiritual genius you have failed to make of it a brotherhood. So America, I would urge you to keep your moral advances abreast with your scientific advances."

Letter from Birmingham Jail
"But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century."

Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King


Martin Luther King Day http://www.thekingcenter.org/meaning-king-holiday

History ( including Negro Spirituals ) http://www.negrospirituals.com/

National Park Service

Antique Gospel Music

I Have a Dream : "Free at last !"

Black History Month http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

Negro Spirituals
"Brudder, keep your lamp trimmin' and a-burnin',
Keep your lamp trimmin' and a-burnin',
Keep your lamp trimmin' and a-burnin',
For dis world most done."

Biography  http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

Rosa Parks; Civil Rights  http://www.holidays.net/mlk/

Salvation https://hopetotheend.com/sal.html

Bible www.blueletterbible.org