ATLANTA, July 1, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Dr. Alveda King, she is available for comment:
On July 2, we will celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. On July 4 we will celebrate Independence Day in America. A few days ago, the United States Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade. Just a few days before, we celebrated Fathers Day and Juneteenth.
We are in a time in our history, where we have a beautiful opportunity to unite and end the squabbles that are overburdening us now.
Fifty-eight years ago, there was civil unrest in America. During that time, many of us in the Black or African-American community were fighting for equal rights and equal justice.
That 20th century movement was led by my uncle, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was supported by many valiant American citizens of every ethnicity. My uncle ML, and my father Reverend Alfred Daniel Williams King lost their lives in that struggle in the 20th century.
Here we are years later, living in another century, yet still fighting over skin color. The shadows of racism, crimes against humanity followed us. Here in century 21, we are still plagued with the skin color differences and we are yet faced with injustices to American human beings in the womb.
I have learned during 72 years of life, that these battles must be won in every generation, every decade, and right now it seems every moment. At the forefront of many of today's disputes right now are angry women, frightened women, women who have been lied to, and women who are so frustrated over the issue of protecting their bodies, that they don't have a heart to consider another class of people, the babies in the womb.
Many years ago, I was one of the women who would be so frustrated today if I had not had an enlightening moment in the 1980s. An encounter with Jesus Christ helped me to understand that the babies that I had aborted, and a miscarriage which was a result of damage to my body during their abortions, we're not the ultimate answer to my happiness.
Throughout human history, there have been instances when human beings have been able to turn away from fear, selfish ambition, and injustices and civil unrest. Crimes against humanity, including abortion, are not new at all. I am praying that we are having one of those moments where our hearts can turn towards compassion. Turn away from fear to embrace love, hope and faith.
Tomorrow marks the 58th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; a day that gave equal rights to all Americans regardless of skin color.
This act paved a way for a new nation envisioned by my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King and all of the supporters of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement.
"I have a dream; it is rooted in the American Dream." MLK
Today as we continue the civil rights journey in America, let's also remember on Monday, Independence Day, that the unborn are front and center in the cry for justice.
Yes, the journey continues. Last week, The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Now It is time for "we the people" in every state, to raise our voices for the voiceless in the womb. As we support the unborn and their parents, freedom will truly ring across the land.
Ring the bell for the 1964 Civil Rights Act tomorrow; and on July 4, not just for skin color, and never as color blind. May we all see and love each other, regardless of ethnicity; as the one blood human race; uniting for all human life and all human dignity.
Please join us now as we work and pray to ensure that the unborn and their mothers and fathers are protected and supported; and that all Americans are given equal rights and the American Dream. From the Womb to the Tomb.
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About Alveda King: Dr. Alveda C. King is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Christian Evangelist. Author of the best seller KING RULES and WE’RE NOT COLORBLIND, she is also founder of Speak for Life, Chairman of the Center for The American Dream -AFPI, and currently serves as a Fox News Channel contributor and is the host of "Alveda King's House" on Fox Nation and a NEWSMAX opinion contributor; a member of Optimist International; former college professor; and a film and music veteran. Alveda is also a former Georgia State Legislator, college professor, a twice assigned Presidential appointee, and a 2021 recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.