As you honor my father today, please remember and honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of @TheKingCenter, which she founded two months after Daddy died. Without #CorettaScottKing, there would be no #MLKDay. #MLK50Forward #MLK pic.twitter.com/qhwSnX9Qmh
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 15, 2018
“We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say ‘common struggle’ because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everywhere.”
Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s wife and fellow civil rights activist, made this pronouncement during the National LGBTQ Task Force conference in Atlanta in 2000. Can you imagine what her call to action would sound like today?
As the struggle to stand up to bigotry and discrimination continues 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, we can honor the legacy of both these great leaders through our own social activism throughout the year.
As parents, our efforts are particularly powerful. Not only can we work for social change in the present moment, we can inspire and raise the children who will further the cause of justice in the future.
There's so much left to do. See you out there.
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