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Families of Revolutionaries: Alveda King

May 5, 2016

This week we’ve been bringing you stories from the families of revolutionaries. And we conclude this series with Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I remember my uncle and dad having a conversation, and my uncle saying, 'She's growing up and she's going to be a beautiful young lady, you better be ready because they're going to be chasing her!' And that was the joke, that my dad had a nonviolent baseball bat and he was always on duty chasing the boys away.

Alveda King grew up in a home where conversations about spirituality and social awareness were a part of everyday life. During the Civil Rights Movement, her family home was bombed in Alabama.

Over the years, King has authored books, served in Georgia’s House of Representatives, and is a contributor to Fox News.

King lives in Atlanta and is the Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life, where she says, “I advocate for civil rights for the unborn.”

To listen to the entire interview click the audio player above.