Dr. Martin Luther King's Daughter to Speak at Johns Hopkins

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DAUGHTER TO SPEAK AT JOHNS HOPKINS

January 16, 1996
Media Contact: Gary Shephenson
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The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., will be the featured speaker at Johns Hopkins' annual King commemoration from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in Turner Auditorium.

King is remembered most vividly as the 5-year-old in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken as she lay in her mother's lap during her father's funeral. She is assistant pastor of the Greater Rising Star Baptist Church in Atlanta, where she oversees the Youth Ministry and the Women's Ministry.

Now a nationally renowned orator, King's first speech at the age of 17 was before the United Nations. She is completing work on her first book of sermons and speeches, due out in 1996, and also is working on a memoir. Ebony Magazine named her one of the "50 leaders of tomorrow."

King will be joined by the Hopkins musical group Unified Voices.


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