Alveda King - Biography
Dr. Alveda C. King works toward her purpose in life, to glorify God. Dr. King currently serves as a pastoral associate and director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing.
The daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.
Dr. King is a former college professor, who also served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. Her honorary Doctorate of Laws was conferred by Saint Anslem College. In addition, she holds a Masters of Arts degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University.
She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011), the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011) from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011).
She is a bestselling author; among her books are “How Can the Dream Survive if We Murder the Children?” and “I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own.”
She is an accomplished actress and songwriter. The Founder of King for America, Inc., Alveda is also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College. She has served on several boards, including Heartbeat International, Georgia Right to Life, MLK Center, Bible Curriculum in Public Schools and Abortion Recovery International (ARIN). She is also a member of the National Black ProLife Coalition (NBPC).
Dr. King lives in Atlanta, where she is the grateful mother of six and a doting grandmother.