“In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds,” proclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. This week on Home School Heartbeat Dr. Alveda King joins host Mike Farris to discuss the King family legacy of freedom.
My guest this week is Dr. Alveda King, who is the pastoral associate for the pro-life organization Priests for Life. She's the founder of the organization King for America, and is the daughter of the Civil rights leader A.D. King. Dr. King, welcome to this program!
Dr. Alveda King:
Well, hello to you and all of your listeners! I’m so glad to join you on your program, Mike.
Alveda, your uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr., and your father, A.D. King, shaped American history by their work for civil rights. Would you explain why their belief in the importance of nonviolent means to combat injustice and further civil rights was so very crucial?
Today is a wonderful day to talk about that, but his dream has not ever been forgotten. And part of that dream is certainly what you just talked about. The value, the intrinsic worth of man to God, you know God loves all human beings, and so when we think about human dignity, there are certain things that are valuable that should not change and cannot change.
And so a truly non-violent society is going to love our fellow man. And when we love people, we will never stand up for anything that is going to injure them. And those are the things that my father, Reverend A.D. King, believed, my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and my grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr.
Dr. King, it’s been a privilege having you. I’m Mike Farris.