DR. KING NEVER FOUND PEACE EVEN WITH BLACK CLERGY
The Civil Writer Magazine
There were terrible times rumors and in-fightings among Civil rights activists against Dr. King.
Martin Luther King Jr was trying to make things better for blacks, he was fighting against injustice done to blacks. But he was also fighting injustices done to him by his own people. In every generation we've had blacks that worked against each other, some of it is jealously. Some blacks see other blacks trying to do good and better the race, and instead of helping out they get jealous, because they want the spotlight, even though they haven't done anything to deserve the spotlight.
There was a lot of black preachers that wouldn't even allow Dr. King to come in their churches. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, at the time when Martin Luther King Jr was planning his poor people campaign in 1966 only 13% of black churches was supporting him. A lot of black preachers opposed Dr. King, but two black preachers were probably the worst of them all. Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (November 7, 1885 – October 20, 1968)
an African-American, worked with J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. to publicly discredit the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and give the bureau cover for its intrusive surveillance of the civil rights leader. Michaux coordinated with the FBI to protest King and to preach sermons that laundered the bureau’s counterintelligence against the civil rights icon.
In July 1968 after Dr. King was killed, the city of Chicago named a street in honor of Dr. King. This street is now named Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Joseph H Jackson (1900 – August 1990)
Pastor of (Olivet Baptist church) address was on that street, and he disliked Dr King so much that he changed the address of his church, because he didn't want Dr King name to appear on his church letterhead, and he didn't want his church members to enter that church from a street named in honor of Dr. King. Four decades after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., black pastors who try to follow King’s example by fighting against war, racism and poverty are a minority of Black preachers within a group of Black preachers. Even today many Black preachers oppose any preachers like Dr. King who are trying to do something for their people and secondarily saving souls. Like Rev. Joseph Jackson many black churches, prefer the ministry of spiritual salvation rather than political activism.