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Fr. Frank Pavone is the first recipient of the A.D. King Advancing the Culture of Life Award for his work on behalf of equal rights for all, born and unborn. Fr. Pavone received the honor January 14, 2009, at Atlanta’s King Center Auditorium as part of an evening celebrating the life of the late civil rights pioneer Rev. A.D. King, brother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and father of Dr. Alveda King. The awards ceremony also featured the premier showing of the documentary, “A.D. King: Behold the Dream – Brother to the Dreamer.”

Below is a press release sent out about this award:

Fr. Pavone to Receive A. D. King Advancing the Culture of Life Award

December 17, 2008

Contact: Jerry Horn

Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will be honored with the A.D. King Advancing the Culture of Life Award next month during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week in Atlanta. The presentation will take place during a January 14th program honoring Rev. A.D. Williams King entitled, “Brother to the Dreamer, the Half that’s Never Been Told.”

“This is a great, great honor to be given an award named for one of the pioneers for equal rights in our nation, Rev. A.D. King,” said Fr. Pavone. “The struggle to which Rev. King devoted his life, equal rights under the law, continues today, as we strive to return protection to the most vulnerable among us, the children in the womb.”

The night of Fr. Pavone’s award will also feature the premiere of a new documentary on the life of Rev. A.D. King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s younger brother and fellow civil rights leader, entitled “A.D. King, the Half that’s Never Been Told.” Giving the keynote address that evening will be longtime civil rights champion Rev. Dr. Otis Moss.

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