Daughter Of Martin Luther King Jr. Tweets Photo Of Civil Rights Icons Taking A Knee In Response To Trump Criticism

Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., addresses the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, Thursday, August 28, 2008.  (Photo by Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

Daughter Of Martin Luther King Jr. Tweets Photo Of Civil Rights Icons Taking A Knee In Response To Trump Criticism

Bernice King said, "People didn't approve of the way my father protested injustice either."

Published September 26, 2017

In response to the condemnation from Trump and his supporters directed toward NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem, the daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. tweeted a photo of past leaders of the movement taking a knee.

On Sunday, Bernice King tweeted a thread reminding people about how negatively the protests of her father were viewed. Her tweets not only showed support for the NFL players who knelt during the anthem, but she also empathized with those who have lost loved ones to war. 

  1. In the tweet, King commented that it's a shame racism still exists this many years after the first photo was taken
  2. She also tweeted an image of her father being taken away for non-violently protesting
  3. King's thread poignantly explained how people that oppose protests want 'order' more than 'justice'

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

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