Rev. Dr. Bernice King thinks there's a lot of good trouble left to get into.
King honored John Lewis, who worked alongside her father Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, at his funeral on Thursday with a powerful prayer that doubled as a call for change. While King is "eternally grateful" that Lewis, "a nonviolent warrior," brought change to the world for "four score years," she used her time in front of the Atlanta church to outline how to continue his legacy.
"Grant us the capacity to follow his example, to fight without bitterness and hostility, but with a righteous indignation," King prayed on Thursday. "Let a double portion of what John Lewis' life was about fall upon us," King continued, "so we can continue to get into good trouble" until "there is radical reforming in policing," and until "voter suppression," "the school-to-prison pipeline," and "white supremacy" have been defeated. Watch King's whole prayer below.
In stirring words, Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, thanks God for John Lewis' life of "good trouble."
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) July 30, 2020
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