Sadly, 15 months after MLKs assassination his brother, Alfred “A.D.” King was found dead in his pool. Police claimed he’d drowned, but his wife knew better.
Naomi King told the Seattle Times, “He was an excellent swimmer. There was no water in his lungs. He was in the fetal position…He had a bruised forehead. Rings around his neck. And he was in his underwear. He was murdered.”
It gets worse.
Alberta King was playing “The Lord’s Prayer” on her church’s organ when Marcus Chenault stormed the church and opened fire.
Chenault’s intended target was Reverend MLK Sr. Chenault’s claimed he shot up the church because “his god’ instructed him to do so.
Black leaders are constantly forced to choose between protecting themselves and their families and fighting for liberation.
The entire King family made MLK's dream possible. Like them, we must use the fierce love we have for our families and people to fuel our fight for liberation.