In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday– and in anticipation of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr.
On Friday, which would have been her dad’s 92 nd birthday, Bernice King tweeted, “Dear politicians/political influencers: When you tweet about my father’s birthday, remember that he was resolute about eradicating bigotry, hardship & militarism.
Here’s the genuine #MLK: pic.twitter.com/eCJWCVnD1k
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 15, 2021
Also consisted of in the tweet was video from a 1967 interview that Martin Luther King Jr. did with NBC, in which he attended to specific and daunting obstacles that Black Americans face that numerous white, European immigrants do not have to overcome.
” White America must see that no other ethnic group has actually been a slave on American soil. American society made the negroes’ color a preconception,” Martin Luther King Jr. says in the video.
Dr. Bernice King, child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks onstage throughout the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 21, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images
Bernice King echoed her message to political leaders in a tweet focused on religious leaders (specifically pastors and preachers), advising them to take a management function in the defend equality.
On The Other Hand, Martin Luther King III noted how moved his daddy likely would have been to witness the rise of numerous young activists– including his own granddaughter– who are continuing the spirit of the Civil Rights movement.
” My father understood that in the battle versus oppression, there are no permanent triumphes. I understand my father would take pride in his granddaughter and the countless other youths who are committed to removing the triple evils,” he composed on Twitter on Friday.
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