Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will speak at 7 p.m. April 8 in the multi-purpose room of Gemmell Student Complex. Her topic will be "How Can the Dream Survive?" Admission is free and open to the public.
Daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father's church office in Louisville, Ky. She was jailed during the open housing movement.
Alveda King sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle. She has taught at the college level and served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011) and the Civil Rights Award from the Congress of Racial Equality. She is the founder of King for America, Inc. She has served on several boards, including Heartbeat International, Georgia Right to Life and MLK Center, and is a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition.
Her talk is sponsored by Students for Life, Minority Student Services, Muslim Student Association, the Newman Club and Catholic Campus Ministry. It is part of the 2012-2013 Mary L. Seifert Series, "The Realities of Race."
The Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series Endowment of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., was established to provide the Clarion University community with cultural experiences that inspire learning through thoughtful discussions.Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.