Nightly News   |  August 27, 2013

MLK’s daughter: ‘Freedom is never really won’

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., describes the anger that she felt at her father’s death, and the power his words still carry today.

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>>> tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington , and martin luther king 's landmark, i have a dream speech. dr. king's youngest daughter bernice was just 5 months old that day in 1963 . we sat down with her recently at historic ebenezer baptist church in atlanta where her father was pastor. she talked about the speech and memories of her father. here's bernice king in her own words.

>> him lifting me up is exactly what i remember growing up with my father. you know, as i grew up, i had a range of emotions. i became, you know, angry. angry that he left, angry at god for not protecting him. angry at whites at the time, because i felt they were responsible for his death. angry at blacks because i felt we weren't doing enough to continue his work. and so i think at that moment, i realized the importance of his contribution, but at the same time, i realizes the magnitude of my own loss. in the sense that, you know, why my dad.

>> because i have a dream.

>> every time he speaks, you know, he's challenging us to be better, to do more.

>> will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have a dream.

>> the whole purpose of remembering and commemorating is not to be satisfied with just the accomplishments that we've made, but it's also to further inspire us. because my mother says trouble is a never ending process. freedom is never eawon. you earn it in every generation.

>> free at last. god all mighty, we are free at last.

>> it doesn't matter how many times i listen to it, it's always, wow! i wish he were here.

>> bernice king in her own words tonight. we'll be broadcasting from washington tomorrow. you can join the nbc news dream day project using the #dreamday.