Dr. Alveda C. King
Pastoral Associate, Priests for Life
Director, African American Outreach
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, Alabama,
was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky.
Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. She sees the prolife
movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.
Dr. King is a former college professor and served in the Georgia State House
of Representatives. 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
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