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February 1, 1960 — A movement for justice started at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, N.C.

February 1, 2018

Thank you for sharing, Michael! I am reading a bout Dr King and Malcolm X and the Civil Rights movement today. Coincidence? I think not 😉

Quotes, thoughts and musings

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and you have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Matthew 23:22-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

I used to love to go to Woolworth’s in Atlanta. It was always a special treat. Growing up in the south in the 1960’s was a challenge as desegregation kicked in. Anyone remember Lester Maddox? A populist Democrat, Maddox came to prominence as a staunch segregationist when he refused to serve black customers in his Atlanta restaurant, in defiance of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. In shame, I remember his ax handle.

The segregated south was a classic example of straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel. In God’s Kingdom, justice…

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