Most people, have no idea, that Martin Luther King, Sr. — more affectionally called ‘Daddy King’ — was not only a minister of the gospel, and the father of the world’s 20th century prophet, but a businessman and a capitalist too. Yes, that’s right, a businessman, and a capitalist.
Daddy King served on the board of a bank — Citizen’s Trust Bank in Atlanta to be specific — for 42 years. Daddy King, who shared the pulpit with his son Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached faith, charity, service, voting, education and HOMEOWNERSHIP too. I wrote in detail about Daddy King here, on LinkedIn Influencers.
Dr. King worked for no salary, and had a Ph.D in 1958. This was not a poor family. They were deeply concerned about, and connected to the social and civil rights issues of the day, but this was no poor family. This was a family with resources, and Daddy King helped to make that so. Even when Dr. King would get arrested, it was often Daddy King who would bail him out. Or when Dr. King donated his Nobel Peace Prize winnings to ten other civil rights organizations (none of which acknowledged the gift, nor said thank you by the way), it was Daddy King who paid the taxes on the gift.
Daddy King understood very well, that before you could have civil rights, you had to have silver rights — your economic stability — first.
For these and other reasons, Operation HOPE and its HOPE Inside @Ebenezer was and remains proud to become the anchor for the newly constructed Martin Luther King, Sr Community Resource Complex at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Introducing the national flagship for the growing HOPE Retail Network — HOPE Inside @Ebenezer.
You can schedule a tour and visit of the new HOPE Inside @Ebenezer and Martin Luther King Sr Community Resource Complex by contacting HOPE Leader Darrick Graham here.
John Hope Bryant