Be a King

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Here is a special edition of ☼ under1000skies ☼

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​Dr. King has been one of my heroes since childhood. In 5th grade, not long after he was killed, my favorite teacher Mrs. Nettie Baker, taught us a song I never forgot.  I never heard it since she taught it to us. Perhaps Mrs. Baker wrote it. I looked for it on Google without success.
There was a man, a gentle man.
Who gave up his life for his land.
He reached out his hand
To touch every heart,
For he knew that we’d understand.
This man had a dream that
Some day for all
The bells of freedom would ring.
His dream will become reality,
For his name is Martin Luther King.
#MLKday #MLK #onlylove

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“As you honor my father today, please remember and honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of @TheKingCenter, which she founded two months after Daddy died. Without #CorettaScottKing, there would be no #MLKDay.” @BerniceKing on Twitter 15Jan2018

I just started following Dr. King’s daughter Bernice on Twitter.  I love the name of her Twitter page  “Be a King”

 

Coretta Scott-King

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“When God calls you to a great task, He provides you with the strength to accomplish what He has called you to do. Faith and prayer, family and friends were always available when I needed them…I learned that when you are willing to make sacrifices for a great cause, you will never be alone.”
-Coretta Scott-King
I found Coretta Scott-King’s site today after reading her daughter Bernice’s post on Twitter and wanted to share today this beautiful quote.
http://www.achievement.org/achiever/coretta-scott-king/

1 thought on “Be a King

  1. Reblogged this on Niki Flow and commented:
    MLKDay 2019
    Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929. He left us too soon.  I have a new MLK graphic planned tomorrow for under1000skies, but wanted to be sure to celebrate today, too.  This post below is from last year.

    Meanwhile, if you get a chance, please check out this beautiful blog by an author I follow, Trish Hopkinson:

    Honor Martin Luther King Jr. day in poetry
    I couldn’t remember this blog name/URL until (thank goodness) someone recently posted a new comment and I found it again.   The links are really great, including a link to the original “I Have a Dream” speech on NPR.

    Thank you Trish, and sorry it took me a while to get my sleep-deprived brain to remember the name of your blog.  I just started following you last week (found you on GDGC).

    In the comments in Trish’s blog, I found a link to a blog today by R.D. Maxwell:

    Poetry from an MLK speech on MLK Day

    These beautiful poems were used in Dr. King’s speeches over the years. I was delighted to read how much he quoted poetry.  One is by one of my favorites, Langston Hughes.  I’m really grateful to Mr. Maxwell for sharing these today.

    Update:
    My fifth grade teacher’s name was Nettie Baker. I misspelled  it last year and didn’t find the typo until today.  I found an old photo of Mrs. Baker on a very old website today. She was such a wonderful teacher.

    Mrs. Baker, top row, far right.  This is from a 1961 Yorkship School yearbook.  By the time she was my teacher from 1969-1970, her hair was fully white.  I wish I had gone back to visit her. “Mrs. Nettie Baker, 5th grade (1955-1975) – died November 1983 at the age of 72

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