Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, to speak in town Thursday

Alveda King, daughter of civil rights leader Alfred Daniel Williams King and niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will give a talk "How Can the Dream Survive?" Thursday October 18 at 7:30 at St. Theresa Church.

Alveda King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle. Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, as was her father's church office in Louisville, Kentucky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement.

Alveda King is the Pastoral Associate of African-American Outreach for the Roman Catholic pro-life group, Priests for Life. She is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the founder of King for America.