During Yolanda King's eulogy, King admitted that her death was even more difficult than her mother's and said her sister often addressed her as her "one and only sister. This is the time for me to leave. King was 17 when she was invited to speak at the United Nations. At the age of 24, Bernice decided to become a minister, and she earned a Master's degree in Divinity and a juris doctor from Emory University. According to King, she also received a call to ministry that year.
The judge compared King's stance against the sale of her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize to Coca-Cola not wanting to sell its recipe, and later noted that he was not trying to trivialize the value of Martin Luther King, Jr.
She stated that she felt "disrespect" by the three months in between her suggestions to the organization and their response. It goes beyond her father. King's maternal grandparents were reported by her mother to have also been moved by the speech. Bernice King attended the funeral and delivered remarks on behalf of her mother. When she was elected President and CEO of SCLC on October 30,a position previously held by both her father and brother, she became the first woman to lead the group, but discord in the organization has prevented her taking that position. Then she turns the question back on those who would challenge the King family.
King says she had thoughts of suicide before "God intervened. Creating Change brings focus to marginalized narratives. King, and for her psychologically, that's safe," he says. The drum major's daughter I submit myself totally to the will of God. Some people feel like I'm arrogant. As the marchers gathered near Dr.