Civil Rights Activist, Global Humanitarian & Political Leader
As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III serves as an ambassador of his parent’s legacy of nonviolent social change. Read More >
2020 March on Washington Speech | CBS News
Preserving MLK’s Legacy | CNN
On Nationwide Protests and Anguish in America | TODAY
You Are Part of the Dream | WE Day
50th Anniversary of March on Washington | The New York Times
Are you a difference-maker? In this empowering keynote, Martin Luther King III reveals that the answer to this question can always be, “yes.” Regardless of where we’re from or what we do, King shows we have the power to mobilize, speak out and make a difference. With a career in activism that spans decades, King serves as an ambassador of his parent’s legacy of nonviolent social change and strong leadership in the face of challenge. Whether promoting peace in foreign countries, leading demonstrations against unjust labor practices, or pushing for effective legislation, King has always met deeply-entrenched issues with innovative strategies and inspiring action. Drawing on his wealth of experience as the driving force behind countless institutional, political and social movements, King shares his lessons on how to be a force for positive change, and inspired audiences to make a lasting difference in their own work and lives regardless of their backgrounds or the obstacles.
In today’s uncertain and divisive political times, issues such as voter rights, gun control, race, police violence and the security of our cities, remain crucial topics of conversation at the forefront of policy leaders’ and citizens’ minds. Drawing on his personal experience as an advocate for justice and social change, Martin Luther King, III addresses pressing issues of poverty, violence and injustice, shedding light on a successful and equitable path forward.
As the son of Martin Luther King, Jr., the most iconic civil rights leaders of the 20th century, taking a stand against injustice and advocating for human rights is in Martin Luther King, III’s blood. A global humanitarian who has traveled worldwide to make a difference in the lives of all people, King has unique insights into the civil rights battles still being waged today Reflecting back on the example and work of his father, King shares Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, calling attention to what is left to be done, and the steps needed to make equality for all not just a dream, but a reality.
Martin Luther King III has dedicated his life to advocating for policies and practices that promote diversity and inclusion in all facets of work and life. Continuing the legacy of his father, King works to build a world where people of all skin tones and backgrounds have a voice in the conversation and a seat at the table. In this informative and compelling speech, King highlights why creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only a moral and ethical imperative, but also brings multi-faceted benefits. From boosting creativity to increased profits, studies show the enormously positive effects of actively building diverse teams and fostering an inclusive workplace in organizations across industries. King brings the research to light and delivers a powerful message on ethical responsibility, motivating audiences to promote diversity and inclusion in their own work environments to create teams that thrive on every level.
"The MLK event went off extremely well. We had a full house of about 930 people for the dinner, including many students, which was our goal in moving the event away from the federal holiday when students and staff are not on campus.
Mr. King was a delightful guest and seemed to appreciate the arrangements that had been made for his comfort. He was flexible with regard to media, including allowing the local TV station to schedule an interview prior to the scheduled press event. His address pulled no punches, and hopefully his remarks will influence some of the dialog on the nation's response to poverty, racism, and violence/militarism. Thanks for all your help."
"MLK III was great! We had over 900 in attendance and I have only heard positive feedback from guests. He was great to work with and very accommodating. Great lecture, great speaker."
"The Convocation was phenomenal. Mr. King was so gracious and was well received by everyone. He is an amazing person...Thank you!!"
"Tuesday night was a huge success for us! Mr. King was, by far, one of the nicest guests that we have hosted. He was so warm and friendly and the response from our audience has been overwhelming."
"The Event was excellent, probably the best since 2002. Perfect audience, top media covering and ... Martin Luther King III's appearance was a perfect part of US participation ... We are very happy that he accepted our invitation ... Mr. King created a special and warm aura."
"Dr. King did such an amazing job on stage and I know the kids in the Chicago crowd were so excited to see him! We’ve gotten so much phenomenal feedback from the students, teachers and press that attended and Dr. King was a big part of that!"
"Martin Luther King III was spectacular! It was such an honor to have him at our event. His speech was heartfelt and impressive, and the audience seemed to hang on to Mr. King’s every word."
"The conference was wonderful, in no small part due to MLK III. Truly outstanding person who not only did a fabulous job in his session, but took the time to connect with the very many people who wanted to shake his hand, take a selfie, or just say a few words."
"The weekend with Mr. King was truly memorable. We achieved everything we could ever have hoped for. The citywide public crescendo was so successful; numbers attending were 5,0005,000-7,000 people...."
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