Alveda King almost wasn’t born. Her mother wanted an abortion so she could continue school but her grandfather was able to talk her out of it. Her father, AD King was the younger brother of MLK and an activist in his own right. When Alveda was still a young girl, her home was firebombed.
From 1979 to 1983, MS King served in the Georgia House as a Democrat. She was up for reelection and black power brokers tried to get her to drop out in favor of a black man. They ended up splitting the black vote and she never tried her hand at politics again. After that time, she began identifying as a Republican. In 2012 and 2016, King was active in presidential politics. In 2012, she endorsed Herman Cain, whom she defended against charges of womanizing. In 2016, she was an ardent supporter of Donald Trump.
In 2012, King was a supporter of Herman Cain for President and defended him from sexual harassment claims, saying, “A woman knows a skirt-chaser” and “Herman Cain is no skirt-chaser.” She co-founded Women for Cain.
King voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election, stating, “I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters — or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders.”
Dr King has written a series of books including:
- For generations to come: Poetry by Alveda King Beal (as Alveda King Beal) (1986)
- The Arab Heart (as Alveda King Beal) (1986)
- I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own (2001)
- Sons of Thunder: The King Family Legacy (2003)
- Who We Are In Christ Jesus (2008)
- How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: Abortion is Not a Civil Right! (2008)
- King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper (2014)
Alveda King has been a crusader for the pro life movement throughout her ministry.
Alveda King has said, “Mrs. Coretta Scott King knew that her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was pro-life” despite his winning the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966. In 1994, according to Fox News, Alveda King has “long argued” that Dr. King was a Republican. She later blogged that MLK was politically independent.
After civil rights leader Rosa Parks died in 2005, Alveda King claimed Parks was a symbol for the pro-life movement (although she had served on the Board of Advocates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America).Alveda King once wrote: “Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood once said, ‘Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated’