ALL OF CREATION IS BORN TO BE FREE! AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON THIS TRUTH – HAVE WE DEMONSTRATED THAT TRUTH FOR ALL PEOPLE?

ALL OF CREATION IS BORN TO BE FREE!

 

AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON THIS TRUTH – HAVE WE DEMONSTRATED THAT TRUTH FOR ALL PEOPLE?

“A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones”   –Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg
Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

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Following the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan struck terror in the hearts of Black Americans.

KKKFounded in 1866

Ideology: “White supremacist ideology not far from that of neo-Nazis, although it tends to be more Christian-oriented and to stress nativism.”

http://archive.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/default.html

Nelson Mandala “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” –Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

 Obana, King, Malcolm x
MALCOLM X IN SELMA

MARTIN KING – 1963 – “I HAVE A DREAM”

1965 CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH – SELMA – MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S SPEECH – 2015

Obama - Selma

BENEDICTION

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