Alveda King

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Dr. Alveda King
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Former State Representative from Georgia's 28th district
From: 1979 – 1983
Predecessor Virginia Shapard
Successor Bob Holmes
Party Democrat (before 1990s)
Republican (1990s - present)
Spouse(s) Eddie Clifford Beal (div.)
Jerry Ellis (div.)
Israel Tookes (div.)
Religion Christian

Alveda Celeste King (born January 22, 1951) is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of King's younger brother, Rev. A. D. King. She is a prominent American author, pro-life and civil rights activist and minister. She is a Fox News channel contributor and once served as a Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a Washington, D.C. think-tank. She is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the founder of Alveda King Ministries.

In the 2016 U.S. Presidential election Dr. King was highly critical of the liberal positions of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic party which have created destitution snd dependency among black families. Dr. King assisted facilitating Donald Trump's outreach to the African American community.[1]

Early life

Alveda King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 22, 1951.


Kng has a Masters of Arts degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University. She received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Saint Anselm College. She was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives in 1978.[2]


King is the founder of faith-based organization King for America, Inc.[3] She is the author of several books, including Sons of Thunder: The King Family Legacy, I Don't Want Your Man, I Want My Own and The Arab Heart.

In the early 1970s, King underwent two abortions, which later led her to become active in the pro-life movement.[4] She also opposes gay rights, citing the ex-gay movement: "I have met many ex-homosexuals just as I have met many ex-husbands, ex-wives, ex-drug addicts and ex-lawyers. Yet I have never met an ex-Negro, ex-Caucasian or ex-Native American."[5] She has six children and has been divorced three times.


After endorsing Senator Sam Brownback in the 2008 Presidential primary, King endorsed John McCain and urged African Americans not to vote for Barack Obama.

In 2010, she was a featured speaker at the Restoring Honor rally, and in 2013 she addressed the March for Life.[6] She joined the 2015 Restoring Unity Rally march in Birmingham.


  • For generations to come: Poetry by Alveda King Beal, (1986)
  • The Arab Heart, (1986)
  • I Don't Want Your Man, I Want My Own, (2001)
  • Sons of Thunder: The King Family Legacy, (2003)
  • Who We Are In Christ Jesus, (2008)
  • How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: Abortion is Not a Civil Right!, (2008)
  • King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper, (2014)


  2. Milloy, Marilyn (August 10, 1986). In Georgia, a Race Gets Personal. Newsday
  6. Fosket, Ken (January 18, 1998). King niece advocates conservative standards. Austin American-Statesman

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