Life Lessons

Learned from Life of

Martin Luther King Jr.

Lesson 1

"Find Your Purpose"

Lesson 2

"A Crystal Clear Vision"

"I Have A Dream"

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. 
I have a dream today

Lesson 3

"Selling Your Vision"

Lesson 4

"Believe in Something Bigger Than You"

Lesson 5

"Surround Yourself With the Right People"

Lesson 6

"Conquer Your Fears"

 HOUSE BOMBED

January 30, 1956

 

 

Stabbed at a Book Signing

September 20, 1958

Jailed 29 Times

Physical Attacks

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life — longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. So I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything, I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Conquer the Ultimate Fear

"A Man who has not discovered something to die for is not fit to live."

                                                            Martin Luther King Jr.

LESSON 7

Master Control of Your Emotions

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love."
 

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
 

LESSON 8

Attack Problem Not Person

6 Principles of Non Violence

  • PRINCIPLE ONE: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.

    It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. 

    It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  

  • PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.

    The end result of nonviolence is redemption and reconciliation. 

    The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.                                                                                                        

  • PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.

    Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people. 

    The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.

  • PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.

    Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation. 

    Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities.    

  • PRINCIPLE FIVE: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

    Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.           

    Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.  

  • PRINCIPLE SIX: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

    The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win. 

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  • PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.

    Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people. 

    The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.

  • PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.

    Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation. 

    Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities.    

6Princibles of Non Violence

6 Principles of Non Violence

  • PRINCIPLE FIVE: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

    Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.           

    Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.  

  • PRINCIPLE SIX: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

    The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win. 

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LESSON 9

"Learn to Serve Others"

LESSON 10

"Step Out on Faith"

KEEP MOVING FORWARD

Take the First Step!

Life Lessons From the Life of MLK

By Rodney Allgood

Life Lessons From the Life of MLK

A presentation of how we can emulate his philosophies in our own lives.

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