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. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Kids Speak Out

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.
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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.

Pastors & preachers:

When you tweet about my father’s birthday & on #MLKDay, bear in mind that he was undaunted about removing racism, poverty & militarism & believed that the church should lead because work.

” We will be the individuals in making it so!”

The authentic #MLK: pic.twitter.com/gkGh9uGDXF

— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 16, 2021

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.

My dad understood that in the fight against injustice, there are no irreversible victories. I know my father would be proud of his granddaughter and the countless other youths who are dedicated to removing the triple evils.

— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) January 15, 2021

Today, on my dad’s birthday, we all celebrate his tradition– one of peace and nonviolence. #MLK pic.twitter.com/637 prxq9I4

— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) January 15, 2021

The day previously, Martin Luther King III encouraged individuals to continue demonstrating and campaigning for social justice and racial equality, to develop on the momentum of the 2020 protests.

” We can not and will not allow the occasions of 2020 to remain in 2020– we are strolling into 2021 dedicated to dismantling systemic bigotry. We will not return to ‘normal’– we will create a better world,” he composed.

We can not and will not permit the occasions of 2020 to remain in 2020– we are strolling into 2021 dedicated to dismantling systemic racism. We will not return to “normal”– we will create a better world.

— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) January 14, 2021

In another tweet shared later on Thursday, Martin Luther King III invoked the words of his late sis, Yolanda King. “The events of 2020– the COVID-19 pandemic, blatant injustice of police cruelty, widespread citizen suppression– revealed that we have yet to realize my father’s dream,” he composed. “In the words of Yolanda, ‘We understand the Dream alright but some of us have not realized the significance of it.'”

The events of 2020– the COVID-19 pandemic, blatant injustice of police brutality, rampant voter suppression– showed that we have yet to realize my daddy’s dream. In the words of Yolanda, “We know the Dream alright however some of us have not understood the significance of it.”

— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) January 14, 2021

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