WATCH ABOVE: Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. answered questions about President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday in Lethbridge.
The oldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. is praising Canada for being a beacon of freedom.
At a leadership conference in Lethbridge Tuesday morning, Martin Luther King III says his father gave a series of lectures in Toronto 50 years ago.
He says his father paid homage to Canada for being a haven for those seeking freedom through the Underground Railroad.
King says Canada continues to be a “north star” for those seeking freedom.
He says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada have set a “wonderful standard of freedom” watched by millions of people.
King’s praise comes as U.S. President Donald Trump imposes another travel ban on people from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries.
WATCH BELOW: Speaking in Lethbridge on Tuesday, Martin Luther King III said he hopes Trump’s views on a travel ban would be modified, but praises the fact he’s keeping his campaign promises.