February 3, 2020 | 11:00 am
As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an ambassador of his parents’ legacy of nonviolent social change.
A graduate of Morehouse College, King has devoted his life to working in the non-profit sector to promote civil rights and global human rights and to eradicate the “triple evils” of racism, militarism, and poverty, which his father identified as the scourges of humankind. He was later elected as a member of the Fulton County, Ga., Board of Commissioners, representing over 700,000 residents.
As the elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization co-founded by his father, King re-invigorated the SCLC by stabilizing the governance, program and development components. As founder and president of Realizing the Dream, Inc., he took his father’s message to a global audience, spearheading nonviolence training in Bosnia- Herzegovina, India, Israel and Palestine, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
The use of any recording devices, including, but not limited to, cellphones, video cameras, or digital recorders are not permitted during Mr. King’s speech.
Location: Huff Concert Hall
Reeves Fine Arts Building