A generic update from the King Center
For Immediate Release
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THE KING CENTER’S PLANS FOR THE KING HOLIDAY WILL INCLUDE
DR. BERNICE A. KING, SENATOR CORY BOOKER,
"On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation making the third Monday of January a national holiday in honor of our father's legacy. Today, nearly 35 years later, President Donald Trump has signed into law the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Act.
This act will increase the capacity of all of our collective efforts to preserve the shared work and vision of both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. On behalf of my brothers and The King Center, we are thankful to President Trump for this signing.
The profound voice and leadership of Coretta Scott King, my mother, a global peace advocate and a human rights activist, still resonates today. Her letter regarding Senator Jeff Sessions, written 30 years ago, yet still prolific, should propel us all toward a commitment to eradicating all systemic injustices. Further, the letter should remind us that she was much more than the widow of a world leader who was a drum major for justice. She was, in her own right, before she married my father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
all photos in this essay by Casey McDaniel
The First Lady of Niger,