Dr (Michael) Martin Luther King Jr

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January 19th 2014 is the Annual Interfaith Community Memorial Service for Dr (Michael)  Martin Luther King Jr at the Second Baptist Church in Reno. The host of this years event is the Nevada Clergy Association and their Northern Nevada Martin Luther King, JR Holiday Committee. Reverend Michael L Randle promises a heartfelt and inspirational message as only he can do along with the support of the second Baptist Church Choir. I am moved to remember other iconic men and women who sacrificed and contributed their lives to standing up for justice & equality . mandelastyle     Nelson Mandela (Madiba), made his transition imagesfrom the Motherland to the Pureland on December 5th 2013 at home in Johannasburg, South Africa. His people affectionately called him ‘Madiba’, which represents his Clan name or the “Goodness” he personified throughout his life. The late civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who broke racial barriers in 1955 when she would not move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. rosaparks122way_custom-33d941f72c1ce129644ced1ea8f695ccc0ae9ac6-s6-c30The office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Tuesday that a statue of Parks will be dedicated that day in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. According to Boehners office,”this will be the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.  ” President George W. Bush signed legislation in 2005 that directed Congress to add a statue of Parks to the Capitol’s collection. Parks, who would have turned 100 this year , died in 2005. Another special man i personally admired as an athlete who literally fought for social justice and Racial Equality, is Muhammad Ali. Boxer, philanthropist and social activist Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Considered one of the greatest athletes in boxing history, Ali showed at an early age that he wasn’t afraid of any bout—inside or outside of the ring. Growing up in the segregated South, Ali experienced racial prejudice and discrimination firsthand, which likely contributed to his early passion for boxing. images   King In addition, let’s remember Corretta Scott King for her contributions to Michaels ongoing legacy. Coretta Scott King died in January 2006 at the age of 78._ One memo shows that the FBI even read and reviewed King’s 1969 book about her late husband, “My Life with Martin Luther King Jr.” The agent made a point to say that her “selfless, magnanimous, decorous attitude is belied by her actual shrewd, and businesslike activities.”

My Thanks to Bishop Gene Savoy Jr, his family and his staff for their efforts into making this upcoming event an auspicious and delightful experience for all of us and for their ongoing devotion to the  Spiritual Integrity of our own “Beloved Community”. I am eagerly looking forward to this years’ celebration at the Second Baptist Church on January 19th so come join us at Church or at the March on Monday!.  See  Cosolargy International to view a wonderful video piece.

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In closing I am once again reminded of how many wonderful organizations and meaningful gatherings this Biggest Little Conscious Community has birthed and continues to set positive examples  by modeling the values needed to grow into the life we all love being a part of. We Have overcome’ and to an extent are  ‘Living His Dream’.

                                                                                               Sincerely,  jim eaglesmith (bio)

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Phil December 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Great post!

Phil

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