Following in the legacy left behind by his parents, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Corretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an advocate for nonviolent social change, which he will discuss during his speech at Methodist University’s annual spring convocation.
Students, faculty, staff, and select media are invited to attend his talk on Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. in Huff Concert Hall, but the event is closed to the public.
About the Speaker
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 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.