Crucial Martin Luther King Jr. Reading/Listening List Curated By Daughter, Bernice King


January 15, 2024

Lawyer, minister, and the youngest child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, @BerniceKing was only five years old when her father was assassinated.⁠

Dr. Bernice A. King is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and CEO of the King Center. King curated a list of free and accessible Martin Luther King Jr. readings and speeches. King urges us to reflect, honor, and most importantly [enact], MLK’s teachings in their full context. ⁠

Today she shares,⁠

“Dear politicians/political influencers:⁠

When you evoke my father this #MLKDay, remember that he was resolute about eradicating racism, poverty, and militarism. And about corrective justice work.⁠

Don’t just quote him.⁠

Encourage and enact policies that reflect his teachings.”⁠

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