Walter Hill, Alvin Parks (Mayor of East St. Louis) and Gary Nobles.
These are the three gentlemen who have been on the front lines of freedom in East St. Louis as the community rallies around the effort to save Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital.
Now the power and energy of a total lunar eclipse was added to the mix....
This movement to "Save Kenneth Hall Hospital" actually goes much deeper for it has touched a deeper nerve in We The People's quest for freedom, liberty and justice to manifest in our world. Twenty Seven (27) days ago - during the first full day past the total lunar eclipse of 2008 - another burst of energy expressed itself in support of the cause of freedom and liberty with the first reception of the idea to create "The Hip Hope Project". Gary Nobles, Antonio Cook and myself (Fred Smart) were on a conference call talking about Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital and the people of East St. Louis. Just after midnight on 2/22 the phrase "Hip Hope Project" was received and before the day was finished we secured the blog and URL to commemorate this event and celebrate this energy.
There's a simple vision behind the "Hip Hope Project" that is beginning to emerge. Here's one example.
Here's another example - click here.
And if you visit the Hip Hope Project site you will find postings by Gary Nobles that continue to fill out the scriptural component of this vision in examples such as here and here and here.
But there's a deeper meaning to the name "Kenneth Hall" which was just received in the past 24 hours as follows (from wikipedia):
Kenneth Hall (born December 13, 1935, in Madisonville, Texas), also known as the "The Sugar Land Express", was one of the greatest high school football players in history. Hall attended high school at Sugar Land, Texas, from 1950 to 1953. In his time at Sugar Land, Hall broke and set numerous national high school records, and some still stand today.
Kenneth Hall is still a legend in Texas today. His career rushing record of 11,232 yards (1950-1953) is still a national record. His record of 33 100-yard games wasn't topped until the mid-1980s (by Emmitt Smith). He also finished his career with 14,558 yards of total offense, a record that would last until being broken by current Major League Baseball player J. R. House in 1998. At Sugar Land, Hall played in the single-wing formation at quarterback, standing 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and weighing in at 180 lb (82 kg/13 st). According to the National High School Sports Record Book, Hall still holds multiple single-season records, including average points per game (32.9), touchdowns per game (4.8) and rushing yards per game (337.1). In a game against Houston Lutheran High School in 1953, Hall averaged 47.3 yards on 11 carries for 520 yards (the state record for nearly 25 years, currently 4th), returned a punt 82 yards, a kickoff 64 yards and an interception 21 yards.
Over 50 years later, Hall still holds the following Texas high-school records:
* Single-season rushing yards (4,045 in 1953; this was accomplished over only 12 games, and Hall remains the only Texas running back to rush for over 4,000 yards in one year)
* Career rushing yards (see above)
* Single-season scoring since 1951 (395 points in 1953)
* Career scoring (899 points from 1950-1953)