MLK’s Daughter Draws Standing Ovation
MLK’s Daughter, Bernice King, the youngest daughter of the civil rights leader, received a standing ovation when she spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where her father once preached. She told the audience not to give up hope and “Don’t be afraid of who sits in the White House. God can triumph over Trump.”
The service takes place every year on Martin Luther King Jr Day, a federal holiday honoring the man who fought for racial justice. He would have been 88-years-old. His life was cut short when he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39.
The Trump-Lewis Exchange
Congressman John Lewis, 76, said during a televised interview that he saw Trump’s election as illegitimate because of Russian tampering in the campaign. His remarks brought twitter remarks from President-elect Donald Trump. These included his comments saying Lewis’ district is “crime-infested” and “falling apart.” Bernice King told the people, “Many of you are proud residents of the fifth-congressional district and we are proud of the progress we have made here and in the city.”
Trump sent a twitter saying, “Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for. Honor him for being the great man that he was!”
The MLK holiday, this year, falls days before Barack Obama ends his second term as the first African-American president in the United States. Trump becomes the 45th president on Friday.