Martin Luther King III.

Martin Luther King III’s address at VCU rescheduled for Feb. 18

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Human rights advocate, community activist and political leader Martin Luther King III will provide remarks Feb. 18 at Virginia Commonwealth University. The event, originally part of VCU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week, was rescheduled due to snow.

King’s keynote, which will be held at 5 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom, will be moderated by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, followed by a question-and-answer period. Overflow seating will be available in the Commons Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Guests can RSVP at

King serves as an ambassador of his parents’ legacy of nonviolent social change. A graduate of his father’s alma mater, Morehouse College, King has devoted his life to working in the nonprofit sector to promote civil rights and global human rights and to eradicate the “triple evils” of racism, militarism and poverty his father identified as the scourges of humankind.

As the elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization co-founded by his father, King reinvigorated SCLC by stabilizing its governance, program and development components. As founder and president of Realizing the Dream Inc., he has taken his father’s message to a global audience, spearheading nonviolence training in Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Israel and Palestine, Kenya, Sri Lanka and the United States.