Celebrate Dr. King's legacy: one of peace, justice and nonviolence
by Christine Kim·
Although they were young children when he was assassinated, his speeches, his charisma, his leadership, his love deeply inspired them. His youngest daughter, Bernice King, was 5 years old when he was assassinated. She took time to discover herself and solidify her identity before she fully immersed in her father's teachings. Instead of a simple copy and paste, she wanted her activism to come from the depth of her soul. Today, she is known as Reverend Bernice King and CEO of The King Center.
"Continue to speak out against all forms of injustice to yourselves and others, and you will set a mighty example for your children and for future generations." - Bernice King.
With all that we've witnessed this past year, this holiday takes on added weight and significance. We watched the collective uproar of the nation advocate for justice and equality– a movement composed of the most diverse and multigenerational group of activists and warriors of change. We sparked powerful discussions that changed the trajectory of our nation. Silence wasn't an option.
Thank you Dr. King for the framework you left behind, for showing us the way. Uprisers, the battles we see ahead are conquered by looking at the ones who came before us. We can't stop now.