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Alfred Daniel Williams King

Activist from United States of America

Alfred Daniel Williams King (July 30, 1930 – July 21, 1969), known as A. D. King, was the younger brother of Martin Luther King, Jr., the famed leader of the American civil-rights movement. Like his older brother, A. D. King was a Baptist minister and an activist for civil rights. Alfred King was born July 30, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a son of Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King, the youngest of their three children (the other two being Willie Christine, born September 11, 1927, and Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929). In contrast to his peacemaking brother, Martin, A. D.—according to his father—was “a little rough at times” and “let his toughness build a reputation throughout our neighborhood” (King, Sr., 126). Less interested in academics than his siblings, A. D. started a family of his own while still a teenager. He was married on June 17, 1950, to Naomi Ruth Barber (born 1932), with whom he had five children: Alveda, Alfred II (d), Derek I, Darlene (d), and Vernon (1960–2009). Although as a youth A. D. had strongly resisted his father’s ministerial urgings, he eventually began assisting his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church. In 1959,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
A. D. King
Date of birth
1930-07-30
Place of birth
Atlanta
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Christine King Farris, Sr., Martin Luther King, Sr., Alberta Williams King
Spouse(s)
Naomi Ruth Barber
Children
Derek King Darlene King Christine King Farris Alveda King Vermon King Alfred King II
Siblings
Martin Luther King Jr. Christine King Farris
Profession
Minister of religion

Education

Institution From To
Morehouse College

Death

Date of death
1969-07-21
Cause of death
Drowning

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