Alveda King is an American politician, activist, and author. She is also known as the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Alveda King was born on January 22, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, to A.D. King and Naomi Ruth Barber King. A.D. King was the younger brother of Martin Luther King Jr., and Naomi Ruth Barber King was a civil rights activist. Alveda King grew up in a family that was heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and she has continued this legacy throughout her life.
Alveda King’s Parents
Alveda King’s father, A.D. King, was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist. He was one of the leaders of the Birmingham campaign in 1963, which aimed to end segregation in the city. A.D. King also played a crucial role in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, which led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Unfortunately, A.D. King passed away in 1969 at the age of 38.
Alveda King’s mother, Naomi Ruth Barber King, was also heavily involved in the civil rights movement. She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and worked as a schoolteacher. Naomi Ruth Barber King passed away in 2006 at the age of 84.
Alveda King’s Siblings
Alveda King had four siblings. Her older brother, Martin Luther King III, is a human rights advocate and the oldest living child of Martin Luther King Jr. Her younger brother, Derek King, passed away at the age of 14 due to accidental drowning. Alveda King also had two younger sisters, Christine and Reverend Dr. Angela Farris Watkins.
Alveda King’s Husband and Children
Alveda King has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Eddie Williams, with whom she had one son, Walter Williams. Her second marriage was to Israel Nathan McKinney, with whom she had one daughter, Alveda Celeste King. Her third marriage was to businessman and minister Isaac Newton Farris Jr. in 1984, with whom she has no children.
Alveda King’s Height
While Alveda King’s exact height is not publicly known, she appears to be of average height based on photos and videos.