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Hello, I’m Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and Founder of Alveda King Ministries.
This is 2013, summer, we’re about to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My father, Rev. A.D. King and my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom I call Uncle ML, worked together in the Civil Rights Movement.
Today, in the 21st Century, during this long, hot summer, we’ve had a verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. We grieve the passing of young Mr. Trayvon Martin. His dreams have been deferred and buried with him. He no longer has a dream here on this earth. However, America again is in turmoil as we look at that verdict. I’d like to put it this way. We have given justice its due, now let’s give God His due.
We should join together in prayer during this tumultuous season and bring America together so that historically we can remember when a young man was slain in America, Trayvon Martin, America was saddened and grieved and came together and prayed.
Politically, I have been called and termed a Conservative. My cousin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, can be called a Moderate. And our cousin, Dr. Angela Farris Watkins, the daughter of Dr. King’s sister, can also perhaps been termed a Liberal.
However, we may have differing political viewpoints but one thing is not debatable: violence will never be the answer in solving the problems of a society. We must now turn to our knees, fall on our knees, and ask God to bring us together as one human race. No longer will we accept the lie that we are separate races. Acts 17:26 says, “Of one blood we were all created together. “
As brothers and sisters, let us move forward together ,racially, reconciling to the fact that we are one human race, not divided but together, in need of help, in need of guidance, in need of love.
God bless you all,
Dr. Alveda King