Dr. Alveda King to Join African American Leaders at Juneteenth Screenings of ‘MAAFA 21’ in Washington, DC

Contact: Margaret, Priests for Life, 888-735-3448, ext. 251

ATLANTA, June 18 /Christian Newswire/ — Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will join other African American leaders on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow to celebrate Juneteenth and the premiere of the new film documenting black genocide in the 21st century, MAAFA 21.

“Juneteenth, the day slavery finally ended in the United States, was a turning point in the struggle for equal rights,” said Dr. King.  “It’s appropriate that we honor that momentous occasion with the viewing of a powerful film that shows how the struggle still continues, as African Americans and all Americans press on to secure the most basic human right, the right to life.”

MAAFA 21, a new DVD documentary about eugenics, abortion, and the African American community, will premiere tonight at 6:30 pm at the Capitol Visitors Center’s Atrium and Auditorium following a 6:00 pm reception.  Hosts include Priests for Life African American Outreach, Gerard Health Foundation, National Black Pro-Life Union, LEARN Network, and Students for Life.  Honorary Host of the event is Congressman Trent Franks.

At noon tomorrow, the day of Juneteenth, a panel discussion and showing of MAAFA 21 will be held at the Cannon House Office Building’s Caucus Room. 

All events are nonpartisan and open to the public.

“MAAFA 21 must be seen by everyone who values freedom and equal rights,” added Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.  “I urge everyone in the Washington, DC area not to miss this chance to be among the first to see what everyone will be talking about.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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  1. Matthew Karl says:

    Dear Dr King. Responses to your Blog must come from several sources as “Maafa” is not mentioned in them until now. What does one say when giving an African American, Minister or not, a copy of the DVD, “Maafa21” ? I have found success only with whites in accepting the message. One man, a minister after a week with the DVD, I doubt he viewed it, said it was divisive and that getting along was more important. I have printed the entry posted June 23, 2009 at 1048 that is uncategorized that elicits my reply. Perhaps your Blog will help.

  2. alv3d@ says:

    Hello Maatthew. Sadly, sometimes, it’s not the message, it is the messenger. For instance, if you are Caucasian and you want to share information with a member of the African American ethnic group, you may run into defensive resistance due to residual attitudes that may not have anything to do with how you have ever felt. When African American leaders share the maafa21 message, we run into shock, and anger. I often warn, “be angry and sin not.” Of course, not everyone, no matter what their ethnicity is, will accept the truth, at least not at first. That is where prayer comes in. I truly appreciate your desire to share truth with all who will see or listen. Keep the faith!

    Dr. Alveda C. King
    In love, in Christ
    Pastoral Associate
    Director of African American Outreach
    Priests for Life

  3. Harvey Richardson says:

    I was very surprised and blown away by the information that was shared in the DVD it was very hard to stop watching and just knowing that this goes back so many years and still yes still is not known off by so many I am a 37year old black male in Ohio and I have tried to share this with as many people that I have contact with and I am hopefully going to find more informitive videos such as this knowledge is the key to recognizingthes things that have been in play for far to long and must be made available to the comon every day man as I am And will try to pass on to others thankyou and stay encouraged as I will

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  5. Darlene Davis says:

    Dear Dr. King, My heart rejoices that the voices are getting louder on this issue. For so long, I feel as if I have been surrounded by those who don’t seem to see the wrong in the destruction of life.

    With your words, alerts, and responses to what is going on in truth, I take heart and feel renewed to continue to spread the word. My children were all raised with the knowledge that I am against abortion. My eldest is 21 and when I was carrying him, I was 18 and foolish. A friend brought me to Planned Parenthood in Philly and though the nurses were kind and told me there were many options, the counselor I spoke with literally yelled at me that I had to “beg, borrow or steal $500 within the next two weeks”. When I asked her what the $500 was for, she told me that it was for the abortion I absolutely should have. Her reasoning? “If you aren’t responsible enough to NOT get pregnant, you are certainly not responsible enough to raise a child.”

    I almost caved.

    However, I had my son, I raised my son and I’m proud of the son I have. Though he did have a public education and that undermined everything I ever taught him about morals and God’s laws … I know that I raised him right and that foundation will be the strength God uses to get his attention.

    There are so few people who believe my story of Planned Parenthood and what that counselor did/said to me. I was completely distraught when I left that place and worried for years that I was a lousy mother. One statement … one lousy statement.

    May God use you to reach the youth who are being state-raised and state-taught to minimize “other lives”. This culture is “all about me” and it reminds me of the Biblical king, Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20:12-19. Hezekiah was warned that because he opened up the treasure house to “show off” what he owned, the country itself would one day be destroyed by the country of his visitors. His response? Good! As long as it doesn’t happen during my reign.

    America is made up of Hezekiah’s.

    Darlene Davis
    Celebration, FL

  6. alv3d@ says:


    On behalf of Alveda, thank you for your wonderful witness and your support of the work I do for the Lord. Never be discouraged as the victory is already won by Jesus on the Cross and His resurrection from the dead. We don’t know when victory will be ours here in America but be sure we will have it. All we need to do is our part, pray, keep speaking out against abortion, protest abortion clinics, and witness God’s love to those in need, and we will eventually end abortion.

    God Bless!
    Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

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