Martin Luther King III

American civil rights activist

Martin Luther King III (born October 23, 1957) is an American human rights activist and philanthropist. He is the oldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.[1]

Martin Luther King III
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King in 2012
4th President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
In office
1997–2004
Preceded byJoseph Lowery
Succeeded byFred Shuttlesworth
Personal details
Born (1957-10-23) October 23, 1957 (age 64)
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Arndrea Waters (m. 2006)
Children1
ParentsMartin Luther King Jr.
Coretta Scott King
RelativesYolanda King (sister)
Dexter King (brother)
Bernice King (sister)
Alveda King (paternal first cousin)
Edythe Scott Bagley (maternal aunt)
Martin Luther King Sr. (grandfather)
EducationMorehouse College (BA)
Known forSon of Martin Luther King Jr.
Grandson of Martin Luther King Sr.

King was the 4th President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1997 to 2004.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gettleman, Jeffrey (August 5, 2001). "M.L. King III: Father's path hard to follow". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 14, 2008.