Sunday, January 15, 2012
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr memorial
Like everything else in America these days, it's MADE IN CHINA. It does have that "Socialist Touch" to it.
A day to ask: Would that America be our America?
By LEWIS DIUGUID
The Kansas City Star
As a gift to yourself or others today on this holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., take a trip back in time to Union Station to experience the enormity of blacks in America and the civil rights movement.
“America I AM: The African American Imprint” opened in October and was extended until Jan. 29. Viewed through the lens of the King holiday, it gives area residents the opportunity to know what King endured, why his struggle against racism seemed so impossible and what King’s and others’ efforts achieved.--------------------The exhibit also notes that of the Africans captured and enslaved in the Americas, about 10 percent were Muslims who were more educated than their owners. The show explains the work of Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dred Scott, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and John Brown in abolitionists’ efforts leading to the Civil War and black soldiers who fought and died.
The paragraph above seems to imply that those listed after the first sentence were Muslims. Just to keep the record straight:
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) A devout Christian, Tubman ascribed the visions and vivid dreams to revelations from God.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author.While on vacation at home in Litchfield in the summer of 1825 she had a spiritual awakening after attending one of her father’s sermons—she now became a devout Christian, giving herself to Jesus—the agonies and confusion of her convictions resolved.
Dred Scott (1795 – September 17, 1858 Dred Scott was a practical Christian man who lived and died in the belief: "
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. "Though for weeks I was a poor broken-hearted mourner traveling through doubts and fears, I finally found my burden lightened, and my heart relieved. I loved all mankind, slaveholders not excepted, though I abhorred slavery more than ever. I saw the world in a new light and my great concern was to have everybody converted. My desire to learn increased, and especially did I want a thorough acquaintance with the contents of the Bible."
Sojourner Truth ( / /; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883)"I Left Everything Behind"
In 1843, Isabella had a life-changing experience She sensed God calling her to adopt the name "Sojourner" and travel the country sharing the gospel and her testimony. When they heard this news, her children were horrified. How could a poor, illiterate former slave hope to survive as an itinerant speaker? Women weren't supposed to speak publicly during this era, and she was also a former slave. Sojourner reassured her family that if, as she believed, the calling was from God, then He would protect her.
You shall know the Truth and the Truth will make you free. John 8:32
To read the entire Lewis Diuguid article: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/15/3369086/a-day-to-ask-would-that-america.html#storylink=cpy