Dr. Alveda King On Baltimore Riots

Alveda King
Alveda King

Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr.,  words are inspiring, have a ring of truth, and are thought-provoking.

“In the 1960s, 1963, the Children’s March, we were calm, we were orderly, we were prayerful, and so we knew how to demonstrate peacefully,” King said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

“No one has instructed these young children.”

Alveda’s was asked by Neil Cavuto “these children don’t realize how dangerous things can be?…What is driving them?”

“They don’t. They are clueless. They don’t know…I believe there’s some outside agitators, as I’m watching that, and that is inciting that riot, because young people are emotional. And someone is stirring that up and firing it up.”

In response to widespread rioting and violence that brought the city of Baltimore to a standstill in recent days, in an open letter activist Alveda King took Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to task for seemingly endorsing and giving people an opportunity to destroy.

Alveda King’s Open Letter to Baltimore Mayor

My dear Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,

Your invitation to “give space for those who want to destroy” is unbelievable. This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous, ma’am.

In 1963, my father Rev. A.D. King, after the firebombing of our home in Birmingham, Alabama, urged hostile protesters to abandon violence and turn to God in prayer instead. Thank God they listened to him, and the even greater voice of his brother, my Uncle MLK, during those turbulent days.

Now, you are inviting violence to your city? Who, ma’am, will incur the moral and economic costs of picking up the pieces? The innocent taxpayers? Continue reading “Dr. Alveda King On Baltimore Riots”