Bernice King

Daughter of Martin Luther King + Jr.
Born Mar 28, 1963

Bernice Albertine King is the second daughter and youngest child of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Coretta Scott King. Her older siblings are Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and the late Yolanda Denise King. Bernice was only five years old when her father died and is the only King child to become a minister.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on March 28, 1963.


1990 27 Years Old King says she once considered suicide before God intervened. At the age of twenty-four, she decided to become a minister and in 1990 received a Master's degree in Divinity from the Candler School of Theology and a Juris Doctor in Law from Emory University School of Law. … Read More


1996 33 Years Old In 1996, King published a collection of her sermons and speeches called Hard Questions, Heart Answers.


2004 41 Years Old In 2004, Bernice King participated in a march against same-sex marriage in Atlanta. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old In 2006, King was with her mother when she died in a hospital in Mexico. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old On January 30, 2007, one year after the death of her mother Coretta Scott King, Bernice King founded the Be A King Scholarship at Spelman College, Georgia, in honor of her mother's legacy. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old In 2008, Bernice King and her brother, Martin Luther King III, brought suit against their brother Dexter Scott King, who brought a counter-suit against them over mismanagement of funds from the King Center. … Read More
On January 20, 2009, she joined the CNN Situation Room with her brother, Martin Luther King III, to discuss the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
2011 48 Years Old In January 2011, she stepped down as President citing disagreements with the organization's leadership.
2012 49 Years Old 1 More Event
However, during Atlanta's 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally, King included LGBT people among the various groups who needed to come together to "fulfill her father’s legacy."
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