The last surviving daughter of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King served up a history lesson on Twitter over the weekend in response to those who were angry over NFL players protesting during the national anthem.
Bernice King said people didn’t approve of her father’s protests, either.
Some Trump supporters echoed the president’s attacks.
King, who was 5 when her father was assassinated in 1968, said he dealt with the same kind of criticism.
Here are some of her tweets, including one that shows her father taking a knee in prayer with his fellow protesters:
No form of protest, even nonviolent direct action, will be approved by people "more dedicated to order than to justice" or by the unjust.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) September 24, 2017
Many who quote #MLK today, and use his words out of context to deter nonviolent protest, would have hated him openly then.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) September 24, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.