National Press Club

Niece of MLK Jr. to assess gun violence, race relations, Jan. 7

December 22, 2014 | By Tony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Alveda King will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

Alveda King will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

Alveda King, daughter of civil rights activist A.D. King and Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, will discuss how her uncle and father would have viewed this generation's struggle for civil rights at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

King, a Christian minister, civil rights activist and anti-abortion activist, will address gun violence, abortion and the war on poverty at the event, which comes one week before what would have been slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 86th birthday,

King is the author of numerous books including the new King Rules, in which she addresses what she sees as the nation’s need for “genuine servant leaders” to counter “the forces of moral drift and empty relativism.”

She previously served as a senior fellow at the conservative think-tank The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution and is a former member of Georgia’s House of Representatives.

Like all Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed press and NPC club members and is free of charge. No advance registration is required.