- King is famed for the 1963 “I Have a Dream” quote in which he passionately expressed his desire for a United States that was free of racial segregation
- King's son Martin Luther King III hailed his father as the man in whose legacy the once marginalized Black community has risen to claim a spot on the top seats
- Daughter Bernice also took a stab at the people who pretend to glorify her dad post humus yet they are stumbling blocks to what he fought for
Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was the epitome of activism until 1968 when he was assassinated.
He is famed for the 1963 “I Have a Dream” quote in which he passionately expressed his desire for a United States that was free of racial segregation.
Born on January 15, 1929, his birthday has come to be known as Martin Luther King Day, a day that both those who knew him and those who've only read about him relieve the moments in honour of a man who embodied change.
He left the world an avalanche of pointers upon which modern day activism has hinged to this day.
As a matter of fact, when Barrack Obama was elected the first black president of the US, there were many comparisons between him and the late MLK, which sold Obama a symbol of King's dream coming true.
It is against this backdrop that his children led the world in keeping the embers of his legacy flaming through emotional messages.
King's son Martin Luther King III hailed his father as the man in whose legacy the once marginalized Black community has risen to claim a spot on the top seats.
"My father's dream is not just a speech he gave or an idyllic view of what could be. My father's dream is something we must all choose each and every day to work towards. Together, we are all my father's legacy," he wrote.
On a photo in which MLK is holding her, daughter Bernice King wrote a short poem thanking the legend for his legacy, teachings and life.
"I'm grateful for your life. I'm honoured by your legacy. I'm growing in your teachings. Thank you daddy," she wrote.
In a quick rejoinder, Bernice took a stab at those who pretend to glorify the icon post humus yet in real sense they are stumbling blocks to the same thing he fought for.
As much as many of those active on social have only known about the icon through the books of history, his works gave them reason to join the fray.
In other news from Black Twitter, Briefly.co.za reported that Makhadzi is a fan favourite. Mzansi social media users recently held their own awards ceremony on Black Twitter and voted for the Venda artist as Mzansi’s best performer.
Taking to Twitter, Khadzi graciously thanked her fans for the acknowledgment. She said:
“Black Twitter... thank you very much for recognising me... you guys take me from nothing and you putting me somewhere I don’t even know where.”
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Source: Briefly News