Trump-Inspired Reading, continued

Our current president continues to inspire my reading. Possible book selections are broad unless he specifically criticizes a book or author. Then I feel obligated to read that specific book.

Previously, he inspired me to read John Meacham’s book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. I also read the Constitution of the United States and subscribed to the Washington Post.

Today’s selection gave me more options as my criteria for book selection was to pick something our president would never consider reading. Yes, the possibilities are limitless!

Since it’s Martin Luther King Day, I decided to read one of his early publications, Stride Toward Freedom. I’ve already learned from this book that Martin Luther King had three job opportunities in the northeast after he completed his doctoral degree. These included a teaching position, deanship, and pastorate at a large church.

King was also offered a position as pastor of the 300-member Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It’s significant that he decided to go to the heart of segregation when he could have avoided much of the conflict and lived in comfort in the northeast. History is different because of his choice.

mlk stride toward freedom

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