January 15

Saint of the day:

(Not a saint but an amazing person of faith)

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day)

MLK Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. (movable date)

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist Martin Luther King Sr. King participated in and led marches for blacks' right to vote, desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights.[1] King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and later became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). As president of the SCLC, he led the unsuccessful Albany Movement in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize some of the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The SCLC put into practice the tactics of nonviolent protest with some success by strategically choosing the methods and places in which protests were carried out. There were several dramatic stand-offs with segregationist authorities, who sometimes turned violent.[2] FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover considered King a radical and made him an object of the FBI's COINTELPRO from 1963, forward. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital affairs and reported on them to government officials, and, in 1964, mailed King a threatening anonymous letter, which he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.[3] On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped organize two of the three Selma to Montgomery marches. In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty, capitalism, and the Vietnam War. In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2003. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in cities and states throughout the United States beginning in 1971; the holiday was enacted at the federal level by legislation signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and the most populous county in Washington State was rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.
 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.

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Prayer

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Visit

The sarcophagus of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia

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I have a dream...

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Recipe

 

Today we celebrate with a southern dinner....fried chicken, mac -n-cheese, corn bread, iced tea, and a nice sweet Peach Buckle!

This old fashioned Peach Cobbler recipe is not only extremely easy to make from scratch,

but it's made with fresh or canned peaches so you can enjoy it all year round!

Ingredients

  • 5 peaches , peeled, cored and sliced (about 4 cups)

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
     

For the batter:

  • 6 Tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • ground cinnamon
     

Directions

  1. Add the sliced peaches, sugar and salt to a saucepan and stir to combine. 
*(If using canned peaches, skip steps 1 & 2 and follow the directions starting at step 3) 

  2. Cook on medium heat for just a few minutes, until the sugar is dissolved and helps to bring out juices from the peaches. Remove from heat and set aside. 

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice butter into pieces and add to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place the pan in the oven while it preheats, to allow the butter to melt. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven.

  4. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, just until combined. Pour the mixture into the pan, over the melted butter and smooth it into an even layer. 

  5. Spoon the peaches and juice (or canned peaches, if using) over the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon generously over the top.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 38-40 minutes. Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

Notes: To substitute canned peaches, use 1 quart jar, undrained.

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