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When Martin Luther King was murdered by a white supremacist on April 4, 1968, the world shook. Riots raged across 110 cities. King’s murder was rightly declared “a national disaster.” Stokely Carmichael, the civil rights leader who first used the slogan “black power,” went as far as to say, “When white America killed Dr. King, she declared war on us.”

King’s distant friend and spiritual mentor Howard Thurman, a fellow Christian leader of the civil rights movement, knew he needed to speak words of comfort and hope but felt that the words to bring peace to a broken America were…

Mike DeBoer

Follower of Jesus and the Detroit Red Wings

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