Alveda King Says Her Uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Would Attend Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally

August 24, 2010 08:22

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says her uncle would attend Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally instead of NAACP & Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” rally.

by Janet Shan at The Hinterland Gazette

Here’s a slap in the so-called civil rights leaders of today — Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. She won’t attend the NAACP/National Action Network’s “Reclaim the Dream” rally slated to be held on Aug. 28. Ms. King told the Daily Caller, if her uncle were alive today, he’d choose to attend the Aug. 28 rally that “demonstrates the spirit of love and unity and peace.” That would be Glenn Beck’s rally. NAACP President Ben Jealous said if Dr. King were alive he would attend their rally. As crazy as this may sound, I am inclined to believe Alveda King would know more about what her uncle would do.

Alveda King is the only member of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family to commit to speak at either rally – but the Hilary Shelton of the NAACP said the NAACP and NAN have reached out to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Bernice King, to speak at their rally. Shelton said Bernice King hasn’t responded to them and she did not return voicemails to The Daily Caller seeking comment on her position.

I’m speaking at the Glenn Beck rally because Glenn and I have had many conversations about faith, hope and love,” Alveda King said in a phone interview with TheDC. “Glenn asked me about the philosophy and the strength to love that my uncle Martin had. I’ve been sharing that with Glenn and I’m hearing and seeing Glenn embrace those principles. Where those principles are bound, and they’re not just rooted in the American Dream, but in the faith of our Father.”

Alveda King said she think Beck embraces the meaning of her late uncle’s “I have a dream,” speech, and aims for trying to reach a better tomorrow, better than the NAACP. Source

Alveda King has said some off-the-wall things, like her buddy Glenn Beck, but as I said before, both she and Bernice King would be in a better position than Ben Jealous to say what Dr. King would have done. Though some can make the argument that it depends on how old both ladies were when Dr. King was assassinated. Still, this makes for fascinating discussion.

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