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Last edited on: April 29, 2015.

Dr. Alveda C. King, daughter of the slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King, is a former college professor, holding the Masters of Arts degree in Business Management. A published author, her best selling books are Sons Of Thunder: The King Family Legacy, and I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own.

She has served on the boards and committees of numerous organizations, including the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Coalition Of African American Pastors, and the Judeo-Christian Coalition For Constitutional Restoration. During the years of the Civil Rights Movement, led by her Uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., her family home was bombed in Birmingham in the heat of the struggle. Alveda has continued her long-term work as a civil rights activist, speaking out on issues that face society today.

Alveda King releases the following:

My Dear Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,

Your invitation to “give space for those who want to destroy” is unbelievable. This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.

In 1963, my father Rev. AD King, after the firebombing of our home in Birmingham, Alabama, urged hostile protestors to abandon violence and turn to God in prayer instead. Thank God they listened to him, and the even greater voice of his brother, my Uncle MLK, during those turbulent days.

Now, you are inviting violence to your city? Who, Ma’am, will incur the moral and economic costs of picking up the pieces? The innocent taxpayers?



We at are very concerned. Ma’am, people are not entitled to pillage and destroy. That is just plain wrong. Our affiliates on the ground in Baltimore are willing to help quell the violent tide. And make no mistake about it; something must be done to save our cities.

How did we get here? Where do we go now? Think about this: Baltimore 1965 vs. Baltimore 2015, compare and contrast:

  1. Money spent on public schools then vs. now.
  2. Amount spent on social welfare payments then vs. now.
  3. The size of Government Bureaucracy then vs. now.
  4. The number of black elected officials then vs. now.
  5. Number of black children born in Baltimore to an intact nuclear family.
  6. Number of Black lives MIA by abortion and incarceration.

If you look at all six questions/comparisons what you will see is the only statistics to have decreased (1965 to 2015) is the number of black children born in intact nuclear families.

Something is wrong. We must stop the killing and advance the healing now.



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