During the interview, Majors also explained the trial recording Grace submitted that captured Majors shouting at her and demanding that she behave like influential figures such as Coretta Scott King or Michelle Obama.
“It was me trying to give an analogy of what I’m aspiring to be. You know, be a great man like Martin and President Obama. I’m trying to give a reference point to that. One of the things I said was I need her, in that case, Grace, to make the sacrifices,” he clarified.
While she didn’t mention Majors’ name in her post, she reminded people that her mother, a civil rights icon, “wasn’t a prop.”
“My mother wasn’t a prop. She was a peace advocate before she met my father and was instrumental in him speaking out against the Vietnam War. Please understand…My mama was a force,” the 60-year-old wrote.
Dr. Bernice King also linked an essay about her mother in HuffPost. The 2017 article titled A Woman Purposed To Be A King explained how Coretta’s strength changed the world before and after she met her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.