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Jan 15 4 tweets 2 min read
🧵 As you honor my father today, I earnestly hope that you also remember and honor my mother.

#CorettaScottKing #MLKDay #MLK95 #MLK Image She was a formidable leader and nonviolent strategist for true peace.

#CorettaScottKing #MLKDay #MLK95 #MLK
Jan 15 4 tweets 3 min read
🧵“During the genocidal war in #Tigray…millions of families in were starved by a state sanctioned siege and the destruction of farms, tools, markets, and land by occupying forces.”

Via: @OmnaTigray

#TigrayCantWait #GazaCantWait #SudanCantWait #CongoCantWait #MLKDay #MLK Image #TigrayCantWait #GazaCantWait #SudanCantWait #CongoCantWait #MLKDay #MLK

Jan 15 14 tweets 5 min read
🧵 On his 95th birthday, I wanted to share some color photos of Daddy. It wasn’t that long ago… #MLKDay #MLK95 #MLK Image “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” #MLKDay #MLK95 #MLK Image
Jan 15 6 tweets 3 min read
🧵 ~#MLKDay Eve Reading/Listening~

I invite everyone to read and/or listen to my father’s words this evening before posting tomorrow.

Here’s a list: ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’…
Jan 7 4 tweets 1 min read
Why isn’t THIS being covered by all national news outlets?

“215 bodies found in unmarked graves behind Mississippi jail”

@ABC @CBSNews @NBCNews @FoxNews @CNN @NewsHour @Reuters @AP @cspan…
Sep 30, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Please don’t use my father to suggest or assert that #respectability cures #racism.

The white supremacy affirming racist discriminates against Black bodies whether the bodies are in sharp suits or sagging pants. father was assassinated while dressed “respectably.” I encourage engaging with respect.

But respectability (which is different) doesn’t cure racism.

And racism has no regard for either.
Sep 26, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Happening today at 6 pm ET. "I stand for all those whose names have been lost in time and those resting in marked and unmarked graves." Image These are among the powerful words that Mother #ViolaFletcher, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre, shares in her memoir, 'Don't Let Them Bury My Story: The Oldest Living Survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre In Her Own Words.' Image
Jan 16, 2023 18 tweets 14 min read
🧵I want to see in color today, Daddy. Love you. Miss you.

#MLK #MLKDay Joy matters.

“The dawn will come.”

Sep 25, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
🧵 Seldom-quoted #MLK: “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society… From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade…
Sep 14, 2022 12 tweets 10 min read
A 🧵 of #MLK writings/speeches (plus color photos) to get you started or continue your exploration.


#LetterFromBirminghamJail #TheOtherAmerica #BeyondVietnam #ThreeEvilsOfSociety
#WorldHouse *The World House* chapter from #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’ Here’s an excerpt from that chapter, but I encourage you to read the entire book:…
Jun 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
🧵Today I'm remembering my grandmother, Alberta Williams King, who was taken from us prematurely not by old age or disease but a close-range gunshot wound. (1/4) Image Six years after my father was assassinated, she was shot and killed while playing The Lord's Prayer on the organ in church. The killer was able to reload his firearm twice killing a total of two people, including my grandmother. (2/4)
Jan 24, 2022 12 tweets 4 min read
A 🧵 of Black Joy. Reply with photos:
Jan 21, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
My father with his friend and ally, #ThichNhatHanh, who died this week. I celebrate and honor Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and global influence for peace.

@nytimes: “A prolific author, poet, teacher and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh was exiled from Vietnam after opposing the war… …in the 1960s and became a leading voice in a movement he called “engaged Buddhism,” the application of Buddhist principles to political and social reform.” #ThichNhatHanh #MLK #BelovedCommunity
Jan 17, 2022 20 tweets 25 min read
A thread of color photos of my father, as we commemorate his 93rd birthday.

#MLK #CorettaScottKing #BelovedCommunity  #MLKDay #ShiftingPriorities “One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change.”

#MLK #MLKDay #ItStartsWithMe #ShiftingPriorities #BelovedCommunity
Jan 17, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read


Tomorrow, there will be people tweeting about my father and #MLKDay who are complicit in, complacent about and/or a part of cultivating some form of injustice.

That’s to be expected, and not just regarding voting legislation. There will be people who are complicit in bombing children tweeting.

There will be people who are complacent about poverty tweeting.

There will be people who cultivate the Prison Industrial Complex tweeting.

And so on.
Nov 3, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Me and my mother at my father’s funeral.

He wasn’t assassinated because he said he wanted his children to be judged “by the content of their character.”

He was gunned down because he was courageous and strategically working to dismantle racism, poverty and militarism. He was speaking truth to power about the Vietnam War, about economic injustice + racial injustice, about ‘The Other America’ (), about the violence of the U.S. government.
Sep 25, 2021 15 tweets 11 min read
A thread of quotes from my father’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’, in which he shares at length about racism. The Beloved Community was his ultimate goal, but he believed that we had be honest about and eradicate racism to get there. #MLK #MLKonRacism “The white backlash of today is rooted in the same problem that has characterized America ever since the black man landed in chains on the shores of this nation.”
#MLK #MLKonRacism
Jun 21, 2021 7 tweets 6 min read
#MLK #FathersDay - Many have been asking for more color photos of my father :-). Here’s a thread of color photos of him with his family: Dinner Time. Play Time. We miss you, Daddy. #MLK
Apr 21, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Can I ask some questions pertaining to our humanity?

Ok, good. Thank you.

The footage of what happened with Ma’Khia didn’t/won’t prevent me from asking how she could still be with us...Why isn’t every human asking this humane question? I care about EVERYONE I saw in that footage. Given this nation’s treatment of Black people, I am prone to question, Does Ma’Khia’s death demonstrate more of that treatment?

Why do we have to continue to explain this question vs. more white people joining in eradicating racism?
Apr 3, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
My father’s final speech, given the evening before he was assassinated, 53 years ago today.

“I may not get there with you.” ‘I’ve Been To The Mountaintop’ #MLK
April 3, 1968 (the evening before he was assassinated)

Full speech:
Mar 30, 2021 4 tweets 10 min read
Today, I joined with John-Miles Lewis (son of #JohnLewis) and Al Vivian (son of #CTVivian) to release an open letter to corporate leaders and lawmakers regarding the passage of #Georgia’s #SB202 and #voter #suppression. Link:…. #MLK @EBONYMag @CNN @donlemon @Essence @FoxNews @FOX5Atlanta @WSJ @wsbtv @NBCNews @NBCBLK @MonicaWSB @blackvoices @civilrightsorg @Blavity @11AliveNews @cbs46 @cbs46 @ABC @wolfblitzer @abbydphillip @JovitaMoore @blackenterprise @TIME