Former President Barack Obama and civil rights icon John Lewis discuss MLK legacy and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.
Obama and Lewis sat down with a group of young men for an My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK) roundtable. They discussed how Dr. King’s mission remains relevant in today’s world.
This week—50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed—@BarackObama and @RepJohnLewis sat down with a group of young men for an @MBK_Alliance roundtable to talk about Dr. King’s legacy and the courage it takes to stand up for what you believe in: https://t.co/Hdfsf3iuOs pic.twitter.com/Y0b0RpJ36D
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) April 4, 2018
It’s so refreshing to hear from Barack Obama and John Lewis on Dr. King’s legacy and know that these two men truly embody his vision and dreams. On the other hand, Donald Trump and Mike Pence pay lip service to King but are doing everything in their power to take a sledgehammer to his vision.
50 years ago today, I learned the painful news that my friend, my mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, TN. He was my brother, my leader–that day it felt like something died in all of us. pic.twitter.com/WkjkxJvXTC
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) April 4, 2018
— HAyan (@HAyan744) April 4, 2018
This is how a leader / President should act. Thank you Mr. President!!
— Fred Wilson (@FredWilson35) April 4, 2018
Can’t resist saying it again! I miss my beloved President.
— elizabeth pennington (@elizapen) April 4, 2018