According to WSBTV in Atlanta, Martin Luther King III, 50, the oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King, will announce tonight at the Salute to Greatness dinner that he has married his girlfriend Arndrea Waters, 34, and that they are expecting a daughter in May. The couple was married shortly after Coretta passed away (January 2006). Of the couple’s four children, MLK III is the first to marry and have a child.
Isaac Farris Jr., president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and a first cousin, said,
This is great news that a grandchild of Martin Luther King is cominginto the world. Our legacy continues.
The Salute to Greatness dinner raises funds for the KingCenter, which was founded by Coretta. MLK III founded and heads Realizing the Dream, which is committed to the creation of Dr. King Jr.’s vision of a Beloved Community through programs encompass health, education, employment, housing, economic development, leadership, community capacity, conflict resolution, nonviolence and peace initiatives. He also serves on the board of directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights organization his father founded.
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