Treasured Moments In Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hope has a strange way of shining. It’s most evident in difficult times. This is Treasured Moments In Black History.
1929 was a pivotal year in world history. 200,000 people died from the influenza epidemic, the first car radio was invented, and Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.
Few realized that a world-changer was born in a humble home in Atlanta, Georgia. His father and grandfather proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ. He obeyed the call to follow in their footsteps.
He graduated with a PhD at age 26. Instead of pursuing a field that would provide comfort and security, he decided to serve Christ at a church in Montgomery, Alabama. Little did he know, Rosa Parks would disobey an outlandish Jim Crow law and he would be tapped to lead a local boycott.
Throughout the boycott, he was threatened, maligned, and jailed. His house was bombed. It was then that his stance concerning nonviolence was tested and solidified.
He is noted for saying, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” He also said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only led that local movement to success, he impacted the world. Although he was the recipient of hundreds of awards, he wanted to be remembered as a major catalyst for justice.
A humble man who dreamed to exalt the Kingdom of God in a very practical way.
This Moody Radio production is brought to you by Moody Publishers and their book Say It! Celebrating Expository Preaching
in the African American Tradition by Eric C. Redmond.
In every generation, God uses ordinary people to accomplish great things!
Treasured Moments in Black History by Moody Radio remembers the people and events in America that have shaped
history and inspired lives. By looking back and highlighting these moments, you will be inspired,
enriched and encouraged in your faith walk to make history for God’s kingdom.