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Thursday, February 9, 2017

King Family Disagrees With The Use Of Coretta Scott King's Words

Alveda King: Warren Using The King Name To "Play The Race Card"; Coretta Wanted To Bring People Together, Not Divide

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Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doing a bait and switch using the words of her deceased aunt and wife of MLK Jr, Coretta Scott King.

"If we take a look at my Aunt Coretta Scott King’s letter, we know that she was a peace maker," King said Wednesday on FOX Business. Her intentions were never to divide during her whole life. I was her communications and correspondence secretary for several years when I was a young women."

King said Sessions has worked to end school segregation and prosecute members of the KKK, things her aunt was for, and that Warren is using the remarks as a "bait and switch." King accused Warren of using the King name to "play the race card."

"In that letter, she would be referring to perhaps some of [Jeff Sessions] comments, however, she would agree today that he of course ended some school segregation, he worked to prosecute members of the KKK. Aunt Coretta was a very reasonable women and she, with integrity, would have noted that he had done some great work in fighting against discrimination…she had very strong opinions and concern for all Americans and perhaps people all of the world and I believe certainly that if she could look at the record of Senator Sessions today, with integrity, she would say 'well he has worked to prosecute the Ku Klux Klan, he has worked to desegregate public schools,' so it’s almost like a bait and switch, stir up their emotions, use the name King, and my name is Alveda King, play the race card."

"It is not dividing my family at all, we are taking a look at many things Ms. Coretta Scott King said, Martin Luther King Jr said, my dad Reverend A.D. King, but my family, we are peace makers, we bring people together Neil, we do not divide people," King said.