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The Revered Reverend Martin Luther King Junior

The revered Reverend Martin Luther King Junior Born January fifteenth nineteen twenty nine if still alive seven years shy attaining age of centenarian father of civil rights movement, the revered Martin Luther King Junior honored as benevolent demigod figure to the oppressed African American population without whose bold risks and subsequent brutal assassination April fourth ninety sixty eight at the hands of a crazed gunman (James Earl Ray), whereby all the King's men and all the King's horses..., still aghast at tragic event while reverberations felt forty two years later, where embedded white privilege begets continued racial strife analogous to uncorked raging tempest saddling people of color to human bondage (no matter ponying up excellent equestrians), nevertheless wrought empowerment advancing cherished dreams of slaves recent descendents allowing, enabling and providing once attainable aspirations only bestowed upon the self anointed masters and early settlers of the virginal North American contiguous land mass yet…generations prior to this prestigious public personality Abolitionists pitted themselves against the institution of slavery incrementally raising awareness regarding the abomination forced servitude incurred on those shackled thus setting the stage for this grandson of A.D. Williams a rural parsonage, who ministered spiritual support for the small congregation (initially only thirteen members) comprising attendants at Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta Georgia setting precedent for freedom (at risk of life and limb) against scourge of racial prejudice courtesy of sharecropper grandparents whose objection to racial segregation based on an affront to the will of God, whereby the young whip smart precocious lad, (whose impact we now memorialize) showed his true colorful promise when a young student at Liberal Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania where the yet uncrowned eminent king came under the influence of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, a classmate of his father's at Morehouse College who became a mentor by exposing his protégée to liberal views of theology planting the seeds of ardent activism that gave rise to The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an initial platform allowing, enabling and providing acclaim hoisted up by his own petard invariably only heightened (his) posthumous status as thee most articulate orator spellbinding his rapt listeners with captivating, integrating, and riveting metaphors about his emphatic march to a promised land where all men/women could be brothers/sisters and no person will be judged by the color of his/her skin raising morale of many dirt poor ebony masses to feel a glimmer of hope.

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Date: 1/17/2023 5:28:00 AM
Thank you for the history lesson. Well written.
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