Martin Luther King III was born on Oct. 23, 1957, in Montgomery, Ala. He was the only one of the King’s four siblings elected to public office. He was elected and has served on the Fulton County, Ga., Commission.er. His mother, Mrs. Coretta Scott King said Martin had deeply planted movement values. And he continues to demonstrate those values. In 1997, he was unanimously elected the fourth president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) the civil rights organization his father co-founded in 1957. AS president, Martin II helped establish new SCLC chapters, led protests to change the design of the Georgia state flag, which featured a large Confederate image. He has also held hearings and focused national attention on police brutality. In 2003, Martin III co-sponsored the 40th anniversary of the historic March on Washington with human rights organizations from across the country. Keeping his father’s dream alive is not a mere slogan with him. He conceptualizes it and in ways large and small continues to reshape and repackage its tenets of peace, justice and fairness for the next generation. He is married to Andrea Waters and the couple have an 11-year old daughter Yolanda Renee King.
Read more about Martin Luther King III in our exclusive interview only available in my book, And Still We Rise.