Dr. Alveda C. King founded Alveda King Ministries. "to assist people in enriching their lives spiritually, personally, mentally and economically." She is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King. Alveda is the grateful mother of six children and she is a doting grandmother.
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 and she sits on the Board of Georgia Right to Life and Heartbeat International.
Alveda's honorary 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.
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 KING RULES: TEN TRUTHS FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND OUR NATION TO PROSPER, HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE IF WE MURDER THE CHILDREN?, 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.
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.