Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy
Dr. Alveda King remembers her uncle
- Duration 3:44
- Date Jan 21, 2013
Dr. Alveda King remembers her uncle
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But one day.
-- -- As a reverend and civil rights leader his words and wisdom transformed a nation that nearly fifty.
Years after delivering what was his most famous speech what -- Doctor King think about our nation and how we're handling race relations and other issues today.
Well let's ask somebody who.
Happy -- -- is the niece of doctor -- McCain.
And she and her family have written a brand new book contribute to her uncle it's entitled Martin Luther King Jr.
Family tribute good morning to help you know when a beautiful book.
Good morning and thank you so much all of our family members have contributed to that book remembering.
The Martin Luther King Jr.
we knew and loved.
And so it's wonderful that you would even ask what would he be doing today.
And he'd be doing the same thing that he was doing -- you know he spoke with Billy Graham in Madison Square Garden during his lifetime and.
He preached the Bible and today the Bible is front and center again his Bible.
And president Lincoln's Bible so you have a 150 years of the emancipation proclamation.
And fifty years of the during.
And they are represented by those two bibles today.
So unbelievable that is the Bible that will be used to for president Obama's he's celebratory -- a sworn in today you know yesterday at a church Albion.
As part of the children's ministry before they -- -- to -- -- our youth leader was asking kids if they knew.
About Martin Luther King Jr.
of course there were many raised hands and what I loved was hearing the variety of answers from he was a pastor.
Two he was trying to bring peace to the world.
It's -- and I thought it was wonderful -- the kids obviously know about the lessons that your uncle brought to this nation.
How do you think he would tackle.
The issue of gun control that we're talking today.
Well I believe I remember in my family all the preachers including Doctor -- Remembering Jesus Christ at the time he was in the garden of -- -- -- And Peter took us so I think chopped off -- guard's -- trying to protect Jesus.
And Jesus but the guards here back online and -- I came here to do its job and it's OK Peter.
And he did not take -- -- -- away.
But he told Peter there's really have more excellent way so my uncle if he -- here today.
His weapon would be -- got paid laugh and he would stand a -- that.
That particular message and so he would say that it is going to be -- they laughed and humility.
That will solve the problems of the world and not guns.
How significant is it to you that Barack Obama of the nation's first African American president -- Being sworn in on the day in which we honor your uncle.
-- I think.
Please excuse me.
But I think that it's more important.
The content of his character rather than the color -- and -- that the king junior would say that as well and if he were here he would pray for the president pray with the president.
And -- -- asking that everyone do that because that was a dream for unity.
Not arguments not dissension but unity.
And you now that's really achieved by -- got they love -- I had an opportunity to meet the president and First Lady in the White House and to tell them that I love them and that I'm praying for them.
And I think we must remember in the beloved community it will be love that you ninth that.
So beautifully said.
A check up a new book that the whole family put together Martin Luther King Jr.
King Family tribute so wonderful to speak with you on this historic -- via.
Thank you so much happens thank you.