Dr. Alveda King, while marking what would have been the 90th birthday of her uncle, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, said Monday that he served neither politics nor the government, but instead God, and his work was not only for one race, but for the entire human race.
"He was seeking the divine," King told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "Martin Luther King Jr. served God, and so all the solutions should be for the human race, not separate races, but the human race."
King said that when African-Americans look at the injustice of the past and wonder how to look to the future, she would reiterate that "we cannot be colorblind, because if we don't see color we will forget things that happened and then we'll repeat that history."
"We have to put on the glasses of love and faith and humanity," she said. "God made us all one blood. We're not separate racists and so we acknowledge that there was injustice and justice still goes on. Then, we come together as human beings and resolve it."
King said the best way to remember her uncle is through observing a day of service, not politics.
"For instance, at our church, we took up an offering yesterday for those who are experiencing a loss of paychecks from the shutdown," said King. "So remember the words of a prophet instead of a political viewpoint...serving the human race, that's a good way to remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King."