Posted March 30, 2014 by Editorial Staff in 2014

Martin Luther King III delivers a millennial message of strategic thinking and accountability

Barbara Lee Elihu Harris Lecture Series MLK III 3-29-14 713
Barbara Lee Elihu Harris Lecture Series MLK III 3-29-14 713

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Date: March 29, 2014
Location: Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland
Pictured: Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., former Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Martin Luther King III
Photos by: Photographers@Large


artin Luther King III was the featured speaker for the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series on Saturday at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center. Award winning journalist Sherry Hu moderated the lecture, with music by one of the Civil Rights legendary singers, Bettie Mae Fikes, and Dr. Alvin Mc Lean and the Allen Temple Unity Choir. The event was preceded on Saturday morning by the unveiling of a statue at Henry J. Kaiser Park on 19th and Telegraph (next to the Fox Theater), site of the “Remember Them: Champions for Humanity” series of sculptures by Oakland artist Mario Chiodo, first unveiled in September 2011.

As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III has seized the torch lit by his parents and is continuing their quest for equality and justice for all people. Whether speaking to an audience in Mozambique or Mississippi, Israel or Indiana, his vision of the future has touched thousands motivating audiences around the world with his insightful message of hope and responsibility for nearly twenty years. Mr. King’s dedication to creating and implementing strategic nonviolent action to rid the world of social, political, and economic injustice has propelled him to the forefront as one of the nation’s most ardent advocates for the poor, the oppressed, and the disillusioned.

“The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center promotes the principles of nonviolence and offers an environment where young people actively seek peaceful, nonviolent solutions to the difficult challenges we all face in our communities. The Freedom Center serves individuals, organizations, schools and communities in the Greater Bay Area.”

Related: Daughters of Civil Rights: Kennedy, Wallace, Johnson, Abernathy (November 8, 2013)

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