I often honor my parents Rev. AD King and Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King in my books and speaking engagements. As young people, newly engaged to be married, they were encouraged by my grandfather “Daddy King”, to marry and start their family. They chose life, and Alveda Celeste King was born on January 22, 1951. I tell all about it in my book KING RULES.
Mother has a new book as well. In AD and ML King, she seeks to “set the historical records straight” in her new “love story,” AD and ML King: Two Brothers Who Dared to Dream.
In the book she reveals intimate details regarding the relationship between the brothers; both warriors in the crosshairs of the transformational 20th Century Civil Rights Movement.
“They cried together, they prayed together and they rejoiced together,” says Mother.
Few people know that the iconic civil rights leader and legendary preacher Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a younger brother; Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams King. Known as “ML and AD, The Sons of Thunder,” the two brothers were born less than two years apart.
Along with captivating firsthand “heartfelt”anecdotes, Mother has filled the book with intimate, previously unpublished photos; not only of AD and ML, but with other cherished family members. Included also are a seven generation “King Family Tree”, as well as visual chronicles of the journey of two beloved brothers who lived and died for a cause in their quest for “The Beloved Community.”
Mother is the cofounder of The AD King Foundation. She is the recipient of several civil rights and humanitarian awards. She and president and cofounder of ADKF, Dr. Babs Onabanjo have worked together for several years to establish a “lasting and living memorial” to Rev. AD King’s legacy of empowering youth and “Building Up the Beloved Community.”
The book and the award winning documentary AD KING: BROTHER OF THE DREAMER are available online at popular outlets or at www.adkingfoundation.com.
Read KING RULES at kingrukesbook.com.