#MLK and #CorettaScottKing’s granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, speaking at #MarchForOurLivesDC. Yolanda will be at our April 7 #KingCentennialsSpeak. Join us. Register: https://t.co/Hdyewm5orI. #MarchForOurLives. #MLK50Forward pic.twitter.com/hZIo6Dyd8W— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) March 24, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter has a dream, too. Nine-year-old Yolanda Renee King spoke out against gun violence in a brief yet powerful speech at Saturday’s March For Our Lives in Washington.
“My grandfather had a dream that his four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” King, the daughter of Martin Luther King III, said.
“I have a dream that enough is enough,” King said to cheering and applause. “And that this should be a gun-free world, period.”
She then led the crowd in a call-and-response, chanting “Spread the word. Have you heard? All across the nation. We ... are going to be. A great generation.”
King’s appearance at the march, organized by the student activists of Parkland, Florida, following last month’s mass shooting there, comes days shy of the 50th anniversary of her grandfather’s assassination. In honor of his life, King will be hosting an event in her hometown of Atlanta on April 7 to highlight young people engaged in activism worldwide.