- On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.
- He has a number of relatives — sons, daughters, and a grandchild — who have worked to continue his legacy.
- All four of his children have continued to be staunch advocates for civil rights.
- His only granddaughter, 10-year-old Yolanda Renee King, spoke at the 2018 March for Our Lives rally.
Civil rights leader and political activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. He was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. We honor his legacy every year with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
But there are other ways people are honoring MLK’s legacy, and some of those people are his own relatives. All four of MLK’s children are civil rights activists and have worked to continue their father’s mission. Even Yolanda Renee King, the only granddaughter of MLK and Coretta Scott King, is on her way toward becoming an activist, and she’s only 10 years old.
Keep scrolling to learn more about members of MLK’s family who have worked to continue his legacy.