MLK Jr. Relative Blasts As ‘Woke’ Waste Of Money

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At a glance

  • The cousin of Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, Coretta Scott King, has called the newly-unveiled statue celebrating the civil rights icon a ‘woke‘ waste of money.
  • The 20-foot-high piece ‘The Embrace’ depicts the famous hug between the two civil rights leaders after MLK Jr. learned he had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
  • Seneca Scott, King’s cousin and a failed candidate for mayor of Oakland in 2022, spoke out against the statue Sunday.

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