Operation Hope by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Fulfilling the Dream.”

Written by on April 17, 2017

On April 3rd, 1968,  HOPE Global Spokesman and my mentor and friend Andrew Young accompanied his friend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what was to be the final flight of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Memphis, Tennessee.   Dr. King, Young and the other members of Dr. King’s team were in Memphis to support the Memphis sanitation workers and King’s newest initiative of 1968 — The Poor People’s Campaign.

On the evening of April 3rd, 1968, Dr. King gave his historic ‘I Have Been To The Mountaintop’ speech at Mason Temple, where Dr. King seem to collapse in his chair, in emotional exhaustion at its conclusion.  On the next day, April 4th, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.  That’s Andrew Young, on the balcony, calling forth the direction of the final assassin’s fatal bullet immediately in the aftermath of the tragedy on this fateful day. 
10df8452-ae87-473e-88a6-1fd698e53e07-5817-000008950281d6a9.jpg“I have thought about this every time that I have flown into Memphis Airport — wondering which gate Dr. King arrived into.” –  John Hope Bryant
It has made me emotional on each and every occasion that I have come into the city — knowing that King gave his life so that we may all have life.”
Operation HOPE - Afternoon General Session 88
History: Operation HOPE, Inc. was founded by John Hope Bryant on May 5, 1992, immediately following the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, California. 


Operation HOPE, Inc. seeks to teach others about financial literacy and fiscal responsibility just as Martin Luther King, Sr sought to instill these ideals in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Operation HOPE, Inc. maintains the mission of both Martin Luther King, Sr and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr to make free enterprise work for all by focusing on poverty eradication and economic justice.
Operation HOPE, Inc. is an American non-profit organization providing financial literacy empowerment and economic education to youth and adults. The mission of this organization is providing everybody with enterprise work and the programs carried out by Operation HOPE, Inc. Andrew Young is the global spokesman of the organization and John Hope Bryant is the chairman.
Operation HOPE serves 4,000 inner city schools, 500 low-wealth communities, and conducts programs in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. Bryant has procured $2 billion in private investments to support the organization’s mission.
Programs and Services:
Project 5117: Project 5117’s aim is to help the economically weaker section of the society. Project 5117 has an alliance with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Project 5117 stands for 5 million youth empowered, out of them turning 1 million into future entrepreneurs, opening 1,000 empowerment centers and attaining 700 credit score communities.
Youth Empowerment Group:
Youth Empowerment Group, also called Banking on Our Future, focuses on improving the dignity and economic self-sufficiency of people in under-served communities by providing them with financial literacy.
HOPE Coalition America:
HOPE Coalition America is a financial emergency preparedness and recovery service. It provides financial and economic assistance to those affected by natural disasters. It also provides pre-disaster preparedness planning.
HOPE Corps:
HOPE Corps comprises Operation HOPE’s network of volunteers. The volunteers promote financial self-sufficiency and empowerment in the areas where this kind of knowledge is most helpful.
Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship:
This wing of Operation HOPE promotes youth entrepreneurship by creating communities of economic opportunities. The program aims to increasing the number of increasing the number of young Americans involved in small business and entrepreneurship.C9KWc35XcAERuB1.jpgOperation HOPE, Inc.. (2016, October 10)


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