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“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.”
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The Civil Rights movement of the’60s sought to win African Americans the fundamental freedoms of all American citizens. Is that battle over? On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., talks with Mike Farris about her family’s legacy and the next battle to be fought.
Dr. Alveda C. King
During the more than half century of her life, Alveda has worked towards her purpose of glorifying God in the earth by accomplishing many goals. Currently, Alveda is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, serving as Director of African American Outreach for Gospel of Life, headed up by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. She also consults with the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship, founded by her mentor, Pastor Allen McNair of Believers' Bible Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is a former college professor, holding the Masters of Arts degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University. Her undergraduate studies in journalism and sociology helped her to become a published author, the most popular works being her best-selling books Sons Of Thunder: The King Family Legacy and I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own. This inspirational collection of Christian testimonies is used at conferences and workshops around the world.
Alveda’s Doctorate of Laws was conferred by Saint Anslem College. She has served on the boards and committees of numerous organizations, including the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Coalition Of African American Pastors, and the Judeo-Christian Coalition For Constitutional Restoration. She also served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, and is an accomplished actress and songwriter.
During the years of the Civil Rights Movement, led by her Uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Alveda’s family home was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama, in the heat of the struggle. “Daddy's house was bombed, then in Louisville, Kentucky, his church office was bombed. I was also jailed during the open housing movement,” she recalls.
Alveda has continued her long-term work as a civil rights activist, speaking out on issues that face society today. “I believe that School Choice is a pressing civil rights issue. Perhaps the most compelling issue of all is the life of the unborn,” Alveda says. “Faith in God, and the commitment to fulfill His will for our lives—not faith in government bureaucracy—is the key to positive action. Have faith in God!” This is the message that Alveda carries to the world.