Alveda King

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Alveda C. King (born 1951) is an American politician, activist, and minister. She is the daughter of civil rights activist A. D. King, and the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a prominent African American conservative.[1] When married, she used the name Alveda King Beal.

King 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]

In the early 1970s, King underwent two abortions, which later led her to become active in the pro-life movement. [3] 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."[4] She has six children and has been divorced three times.

King is the founder of faith-based organization King for America, Inc.[5] 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. After endorsing Senator Sam Brownback in the 2008 Presidential primary, King endorsed John McCain and urged African Americans not to vote for Barack Obama.


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

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