MLK's daughter Bernice King posted several moving tweets yesterday and over the weekend in honor of her father's birthday, reminding us to honor him AND her mother Coretta Scott King, who was instrumental in establishing the holiday in Dr. King's honor. And today, she gave us a vital reminder that one day of remembrance doesn't replace the work we need to do going forward... see both tweets in full below.
And if you didn't get a chance to celebrate King Day yesterday or want to continue your celebration, University of Chicago is hosting a free event tonight (Tuesday) at 6pm at Rockefeller Chapel on their Hyde Park Campus. It features performances from Chicago Children's Choir and a keynote address from the first African-American female reporter at the Washington Post, Dorothy Butler Gilliam. Get details here.
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
It’s the day after #MLKDay. Injustice and inhumanity weren’t defeated because we honored my father. Love on. Change on. Teach on. Learn on. March on. Work on.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 16, 2018