Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church bulletin from 2018.

Today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would have been 90 years old.

Here are some MLK,Jr questions for you and your circle of influence:

How will you celebrate his birthday today or next Monday, January 21, the day the King National Holiday is celebrated?

Will you attend the Annual Program at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as Co-Pastor and his father served as Pastor?

Will you participate in a MLKJr Day of Service?

Will you attend one of the many marches or other celebrations across the region?

Will you take time to learn more about MLKing,Jr with your circle of friends and family?

Will you read one of the many books about him?

Will you read one of his speeches (google Dr. MLKing, Jr. speeches) other than his “I Have A Dream Speech”?  Or, watch any of his less famous, yet just as important, speeches or interviews online?

To study King, his life and works will amaze you.  He was a brilliant visionary.  You will find that many of his speeches, letters and other works seem timeless. Some of them are still appropriate today…in 2019.

How do you believe things might be different if he were still alive?

What things did he envision during his lifetime do you believe still need to be fulfilled?

 

 

Graduation Season

This is the season of graduations all across the nation. Whether you are traveling to an out of town ceremony or celebrating locally for a relative, friend, or yourself, it is a wonderful time of coming together.

Walking across the stage to hear your name and you diploma is so important that Georgia State University has scheduled a “do-over” for one of their graduation ceremonies. During the outdoor ceremony for th Collegenof Arts and Science, many of the graduates were not able to do their much anticipated “walk across the stage” that they earned.  Infuriated, over five thousand supporters complained to GSU and they were forced to hold another graduation which will be held inside.  A clear case of “strength in numbers” helping to correct a situation!  Here is a link to the story reported by 11Alive TV news:

https://www.11alive.com/mobile/video/features/gsu-allowing-second-do-over-graduation-ceremony/85-8131196

Since high school graduations are the key to unlock the door to future academic opportunities, below is the link to the graduation schedules for APS and other metro Atlanta high schools:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.com/news/local-education/aps-schedules-2018-high-school-graduation-dates/LuyoLbx5nLe3FsgeNZg6hJ/amp.html