King to speak at March for Life
BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, January 19, 2013
1/19/13 at 5:55 AM
Alveda King, niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at the fourth annual March for Life Tuesday night in downtown Tulsa.
The march coincides with the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her famous uncle. Her father was civil rights activist the Rev. A.D. King. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., and her father's office in Louisville, Ky., both were bombed.
She has been jailed for her civil rights activities.
She is active in Priests for Life, a Catholic group opposed to abortion, and has been a Georgia state legislator, stage and screen actress, author and college professor.
Her subject will be: "How can the dream survive?"
Timothy Putnam, director of Tulsa March for Life, said King will talk about her personal pro-life conversion, and how to educate and empower the community to reach people who are seeking truth about life, family and marriage.
The downtown march, which has drawn 2,000-3,000 people in past years, begins at 7 p.m. in front of Holy Family Cathedral, Eighth Street and Boulder Avenue, and marches six blocks to Chapman Centennial Green at Sixth and Main streets.
Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa will celebrate a Mass for the Sanctity of Life at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family Cathedral.
The annual march draws most of its support from Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants.
March for Life
Speaker: Alveda King
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: From Eighth Street and Boulder Avenue to Sixth and Main streets.
Bill Sherman 918-581-8398
Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at the March for Life in downtown Tulsa on Tuesday. Courtesy