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Inherit the Dream
volume 114, Program 53
Originally Aired: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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Please note: today’s interview is a rerun that first aired on February 18, 2011.

How can you do a better job of teaching African-American history in your homeschool? Author and homeschooling mom Wanda Gibert shares teaching suggestions and stories of great African-American patriots in her @home e-vent. Follow the link to view this e-vent today!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a profound dream of freedom for his children. Almost five decades later, his niece, Dr. Alveda King, articulates how her own dream has been shaped by the King family legacy. She joins host Mike Farris on today’s Home School Heartbeat.

Mike Farris:
I’m joined again today by Dr. Alveda King, who’s the pastoral associate for Priests for Life, a really good pro-life organization. She’s the daughter of civil rights leader A.D. King. The King family’s work for civil rights has changed the course of American history. Alveda, would you tell us how it has shaped your personal life and mission?

Dr. Alveda King:
I was born into the same family that gave the world Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and our history and our legacy goes back many, many, many years. My grandfather, Daddy King’s grandfather was Irish. My grandmother’s grandfather was a freed slave preacher. And so when those two families came together, the emancipators and the freedom-fighters, well, it was just an awesome time.

Our family has been a family known to love the Lord. And so growing up with that, I’m part of a legacy that’s called to proclaim not only the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and also the importance, of faith, of hope, and of love. And so that means no matter how someone treats us, that no matter what seems to be wrong in a society, we have the obligation to proclaim that love and to reach out with that love. That is part of the King family legacy.

Your story is so inspiring. Thanks for joining me! I’m Mike Farris.

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Learn more about Dr. Alveda King’s work to protect life through her foundation, King for America. Follow the link to visit her website.

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