CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change • Connector • Communicator • Community Builder • Child of Global Leaders
One of the reasons many people fear and oppose teaching the full, honest history of the United States and world: “The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” -James Baldwin
Grateful that #JuliaRoberts shared this story with @GayleKing and that so many people have been awed by it. I know the story well, but it is moving for me to be reminded of my parents’ generosity and influence. #CorettaScottKing #MLK
62 years ago today, 6-year-old #RubyBridges integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Many, including white moderates, believed that she was “out of order.” Thank you to Ruby Bridges and her family for being “out of order.”
I am praying for the families of #LavelDavisJr , #DSeanPerry , #DevinChandler , and for the #UVA community. The descending spiral of #violence is impacting the #NextGen more than any other demographic. We cannot live with #GunViolence .
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