The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will host a book signing event featuring Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change are teaming up to host a landmark event highlighting civil rights icons.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Arkansas will host the 2022 Youth Summit on Nonviolence, October 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 600 North 10th Street, Blytheville High School, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315. The event is Free and open to the public. Special guests include Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of civil rights icons Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Dr. King and co-author Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, Educational Consultant, will be signing their book, “It Starts With Me” from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Chickasaw Arena. Hundreds of children will receive signed copies.

“This is a historic event because it is the first time that the State welcomes several heirs of the “generals” of the civil rights movement. Seeing people like Dr. Bernice A. King, who is a generation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director.

The Commission will honor “living witnesses to history” and the descendants of civil rights champions. Winners will also interact with students in workshops prior to the ceremony. Participants include:

Donzaleigh Abernathy, the daughter of the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, a close friend and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sara Collins Rudolph, “The Fifth Girl”, survivor of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr Angela Shuttlesworth, granddaughter of the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, who played an important role in the civil rights movement

Mother Annie Abrams, educator and mentor of the “Little Rock Nine”

The Blytheville High School Integration Commission will honor students who participated in the Blytheville High School Integration in 1970.

For more information and to schedule interviews, please use the media contact details below.

Media Contact
Company Name: Arkansas Commission Martin Luther King, Jr.
Contact person: DuShun Scarbrough
E-mail: Send an email
Call: 888-290-ROI
Town: small stone
State: Arkansas
Country: United States

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