Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter surprised the crowd at March for Our Lives over the weekend in Washington, D.C. She graced the stage before thousands of people to tell them along with her grandfather she too, has a dream.
“My name is Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King and Loretta Scott King. My grandfather had a dream that his four little children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that enough is enough, and that this should be a gun free world, period.”
Yolanda stood alongside 17-year-old Jaclyn Corin, who survived the Valentine’s Day shooting at her high school in Florida. They held hands as the crowd erupted and cheered them on. Yolanda then led an uplifting chant:
“Spread the word, have you heard, all across the nation, we are going to be a great generation! Now I’d like you to say it like you really, really mean it and the whole world can hear you!”
Her aunt Bernice was also in attendance Saturday. Following the event she took to her Facebook to praise her niece on a job well done.
“Very proud Aunt. My niece, Yolanda Renee King, truly represented the King family.”
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