Reposted from @worldwide_raw_news - (Article Via New York Post) A #northcarolina substitute teacher resigned after she allegedly told several elementary school students that #martinlutherkingjr. wasn’t assassinated and had died by suicide, the school district said. Elizabeth Temple, a substitute music teacher at Rand Road #elementary School in Garner, is accused of making the false claim about the famed #civilrights leader’s death last Friday when students weren’t following her directions, parent Billy Byrd told the News & Observer. Byrd said when his 10-year-old son, Nathan, corrected the teacher by saying #kingjr. was #assassinated, she responded by telling him and other minority students that they were prison-bound because they were dressed in athletic apparel. She also reportedly told the class they were not real #christians if they did not support #donaltrump. #repost @worldwide_raw_news 🌍 #wwrnews#tagsomeone#wwrawnews#news#worldwide#worldwidenews#abc#abcnews#nowthis#bbc#education
If you’ve ever been told, like I have, that being kind, happy and loving means that you are naive and have no clue of the ‘hardships of real life’, remember great beings like Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman who proved otherwise. Follow the example of those that always #chooselove always choose commUNITY, always choose peace. “Darkness cannot drive our darkness, only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only Love can do that.” - #martinlutherkingjr
. CORETTA SCOTT KING . Coretta Scott King was born on April 27, 1927, in Marion, Alabama. In the early decades of her life, Coretta was as well known for her singing and violin playing. Coretta was awarded a fellowship to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she met soon-to-be famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., then a doctoral candidate at Boston University’s School of Theology. . They married on June 18, 1953, at her family home in Marion. After earning her degree in voice and violin from NEC in 1954, Coretta moved with her husband to Montgomery, Alabama, where he served as pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and she, subsequently, oversaw the various tasks of a pastor’s wife. . Many don’t know that Coretta Scott King was also well known for her own activism in Civil Rights. She also worked side by side with her husband, Martin Luther King throughout the 1950s and ‘60s as he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Coretta took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, journeyed to Ghana to mark that nation’s independence in 1957, traveled to India on a pilgrimage in 1959 and worked to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, further establishing her own distinguished career as an activist. . Following her husband’s assassination in 1968, Coretta founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and later successfully lobbied for his birthday to recognized as a federal holiday. Coretta King unfortunately had a stroke and a heart attack in August of 2005 and died six months later of complications from ovarian cancer in 2006, at age 78. Rest in Paradise. . https://www.biography.com/people/coretta-scott-king-9542067 . . #americanhistory #blackhistory #africanamericanhistory#africanamerican#bookertwashington#blackhistorymonth#coretta#corettascottking#mlk#martinlutherkingjr#martinlutherking#civilrights#freedom#generation
Day 15: Today, our Icon in Black History is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire. #martinlutherkingjr#mlk#blackhistory#blackhistorymonth#buyblack#blackicons#44thadn3rd#44thand3rdbookseller
A gorgeous day in DC! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall is one of my favorite places to visit. The Memorial opened in 2011. Have you been able to visit?
☮️☮️☮️ “ #peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only #love can do that. ” Martin Luther King, Jr. #martinlutherkingjr
Can't get enough of this location. In case you missed it, this is the place where, on April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, just in front of room 306 on the first floor. The motel serves as part of the National Civil Rights Museum, a major attraction point of Memphis TN, and a reminder of the turbulent past this city carries with it. #blackhistorymonth