Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., to speak at Roanoke College

Salem - Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Roanoke College's Bast Center, in celebration of Black History Month. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.

King, a notable civil rights activist, will speak about the civil rights movement and the right to life for all members of society, including the unborn.

King is a pastoral associate and director of the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, and she formerly has served in the state of Georgia's House of Representatives. King, author of several books, also founded King for America Inc., and has received numerous awards, including the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality in 2011.

Her appearance is sponsored by several Roanoke College organizations, including Students for Life, the Black Student Alliance and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.

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Released: February 3, 2014
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu