CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (@TheKingCenter) • Connector • Communicator • Community Builder • Child of Global Leaders
My mother’s 95th birthday is Wednesday, April 27th. She was so much more than #MLK ’s wife and widow. Global leader, peace advocate, human rights activist, founder of @TheKingCenter (less than 3 months after my father was assassinated). Will you join me in #CelebratingCoretta ?
I have thoughts and prayers, but as we mourn the people slaughtered in Buffalo, we must be compelled to compassionate action regarding discourse, education, media, and gun policies. Neither ignoring or glorifying white supremacist ideology will alleviate its devastating results.
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” -Angela Davis
Don’t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would likely hate, and may already hate, the authentic King. #MLK .
Many who tweeted about my father today would have hated him 50 years ago. He was for the eradication of poverty and caring for poor people. No human was an alien to him because he believed this is a World House. And he asserted that inequality in healthcare is most inhumane. #MLK