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September 25, 2017

Noted civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, to speak at Roberts on Oct. 2

Roberts Wesleyan College’s fifth annual Anna L. Witteman Symposium will take place on Monday, Oct. 2, and will feature Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, a noted civil rights activist. The free event will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to noon in Hale Auditorium and is open to the public. Her keynote will focus on her mission of “enhancing the lives of people spiritually, economically, intellectually and socially” and discuss “creating a culture of life.”

“We are honored to invite our neighbors in the Greater Rochester community to our campus and hear Dr. Alveda King speak,” said Jonathan Bratt, chaplain at Roberts Wesleyan College “She is closely following the footsteps of her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., and has become an advocate for civil rights. Her keynote is a unique learning experience for not only our students at Roberts, but for the entire community.”

King is known as a “Guardian of the King Family Legacy” and is often in demand for her knowledge and firsthand experience in the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement headed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and supported by her father, his brother the Rev. A. D. Williams King. She is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mother and grandmother, and a respected lecturer, former college professor, author, mentor, stage and screen actress, Georgia state legislator and presidential appointee.

She often appears on television and is heard on radio shows across the world. She is a regular contributor to the News Max “Insiders” column, as well as Fox News. Her media appearances have included CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huckabee, Beck, Hannity, and other national and global media hosts. She has traveled to Africa, Israel, Europe and other locations, and her global and biblical world view is appreciated, though often perceived as “controversial” depending on the audience.

Through her ministry of Alveda King Ministries and her ministry in her local church, called Believers’ Bible Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, she devotes her God-given gifts and talents of writing, singing, song writing, producing, and directing media projects and other gifts “to glorify God in the earth.”

Among King’s most popular books are “I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own,” “Who We Are in Christ Jesus” and the newly released “Life at All Costs, a National Black Prolife Coalition Anthology.” Alveda’s newest book, “King Rules,” shares in a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths and foundational principles.

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