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“People often ask me, ‘What would he say were he alive today?’ He’s said it. We’re just not listening,” she said. “He beckoned us far above civility.”
Then, Bernice King listed the qualities her father had called for society to have: love, justice, true peace, mercy, beloved community.
Bernice King included the hashtag #MLK91 and a photo of her dad, who was assassinated when she was 5, raising her younger self above his arms.
The tweet garnered more than 3,000 likes and spurred responses from several followers across social media.
“My favorite person in history,” a Facebook user remarked.
Another said, “His words speak to me on a regular basis. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Much love to you and your family.”
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