On Heralds this week is…….
Martin Luther King Jnr
He was born on the 15th of January 1929 at Atlanta Georgia. He is the second born of Reverend Martin Luther King Sr and Alberta williams King. Martin Luther king Jnr began his education at yonge street elementary sschool Atlanta Georgia. He was later moved to David. T Howard elementary school. He also attended Booker T Washington high school and because of his high score in the college entrance examanitions he went to Morehouse college without a formal graduation from Booker T Washington high school. In 1948 he graduated from Morehouse college with a B.A. in sociology. He now then enrolled in Crozer theological seminary in Chester Pennsylvania he was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the university in 1951. He now began his doctoral study in systematic theology in 1951 and ended in 1955.
He married the former correter scott younger daughter Alabama on June18 1953. Dr marthin Luther king Junior entered ministry and was ordained in 1948 at the age of 19. He was a pivotal figure in the civil right movement and was elected President of the Montgomery Improvement Association. He was arrested thirty times for his participation in civil right activities. He was a member of several national and local institutions and agencies board of directors. He received so many awards for his leadership in the civil right movement. The movements and marches he led brought about a significant change in the American life. He was a committed and charismatic leader who inspired so many people round the world. His concept of somebodiness gave black people and the poor a new sense of self worth and dignity. He was a Nobel Peace Price winner. Daughter Martin Luther king Jnr was short dead on the 4th of April 1968 by James Earl Ray who was layers arrested and sentenced to ninety nine years at the Tennessee state penitentiary. Till date Martin Luther king Junior remain a great and celebrated legendvim America and the world at large.
The great Martin Luther king Junior forever remains an icon of all time and I want us to learn the following from his life.
1. Always stand for the truth no matter what and even be ready to pay the ultimate price for standing for the truth. Its capable of making you like Dr king.
2. Violence isn’t the best way for solving any problem whatsoever. Make your point plain and clear in a consistent manner and your message will soon become clear to all opponents.
There are still some other things to learn from the life of this great icon but that will be some other time.
Its being Heralds with Julius Ojonugwa Akubo on Treasure network. catch you next week.
Wishing you a blessed week!!!