Be a King

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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”


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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.