Subseries 2.4
President Martin Luther King, III files, 1997-2003
Boxes 163 - 166

Biographical Note

Martin Luther King, III was born on October 23, 1957, and is the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. He was raised, along with his three siblings Yolanda, Dexter and Bernice, in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Morehouse College, where he received a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1979. King was elected to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in 1987 and served in that role until 1993. He became President of SCLC in 1997 following the retirement of Joseph E. Lowery. King held the position until 2004. He has subsequently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of records from the presidency of Martin Luther King, III, including correspondence, office files and writings. Office files comprise both materials relating to the administration of SCLC and King's activities and interests outside of the organization. Materials in this subseries are minimal and incomplete.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type, then in chronological or alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Legal records relating to court cases are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, with the exception of briefs and motions filed with the court.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
163 1 Undated
163 2 1997-1998
163 3 1999
163 4 2000
163 5 2001
163 6 2002
163 7 2003 January
163 8 2003 February-March
163 9 2003 April-May
164 1 2003 June-July
164 2 2003 August
164 3 2003 September-October
Office files
164 4 Alabama Primary Election Tour with Martin Luther King, III, 1998
164 5 Biographical sketches, undated
164 6 Black consumerism, 2002
164 7 Board of Directors, 2001
164 8 Chemical Weapons Working Group, National Action for Safe Chemical Weapons Disposal and Justice, 2002
164 9 Criticism and responses, 2001
164 10 The Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 2003
164 11 Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda, 2003
164 12 Get Out the Vote message in support of Mark Shriver for Congress, 2002
164 13 Interview requests, 1998
164 14 Interviews and media appearances, 1998-2000
164 15 Jennings, Dorothy Corry, 2000
164 16 Legal records, IOS Capital, Inc. v. Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc., 2003 [RESTRICTED]
164 17 Legal records, SCLC v. SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., 2003 [RESTRICTED]
164 18 Life Skills Academy, undated
164 19 Mail logs, 2003
164 20 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, 2003
164 21 Meeting agendas and minutes, 2000-2002
164 22 Memoranda, 2001-2003
164 23 National Convention, 41st annual, 1998
164 24 New Pilgrim Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 2000
165 1 Notes, undated
165 2 Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, 2001
165 3 Resolution supporting Don King, 1999
165 4 Schedules and itineraries, 1998-2000
165 5 SCLC Pre-Employment Skills Development Program, undated
165 6 SCLC Presidential Inauguration, Landover, Maryland, July 25, 1998
165 7 SCLC three year strategic plan, 2002-2004 (draft), 2001
165 8 Shuttlesworth, Fred, 2003
165 9 "Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change," and "Six Principles of Nonviolence," undated
165 10 Speaking engagements, 1998-2002
165 11 Talking points with Secretary Madeline Albright and Martin Luther King, III, undated
Writings
165 12 Undated, fragments
165 13 Undated, Speech, "In the Proper Context"
165 14 Undated, Speech, Keepers of the Dream Awards Banquet, third annual
165 15 Undated, Speech, untitled
165 16 Undated, Speech, untitled draft
165 17 Undated, Speech, untitled draft
165 18 Undated, Statement "in support of the crackdown on housing discrimination begun by President Clinton and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo"
165 19 Undated, Unidentified writings
165 20 1997 November 1, Speech, presidential acceptance, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
165 21 1998 circa, Statement on the Annual Convention of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and The Citizenship Education Fund
165 22 1998, Speech, "Unfinished Business: From Sentiment to Movement," commemorative committee, 30th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
165 23 1998, Statement regarding the status of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N.
165 24 1998 January 15, "Statement of Martin Luther King, III on Assuming Presidential Leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference"
165 25 1998 September 6, Speech, Million Youth March
165 26 1998 October 8, Statement pertaining to the death penalty
165 27 1999, Speech, NAACP Youth address
165 28 1999 January 18, Speech, prayer breakfast for Governor-elect Don Seigleman, Birmingham, Alabama
165 29 1999 January 20, Speech, "Saving America from Itself and Casting off the Imprints of the Past," Hungry Club Forum, Butler Street YMCA, Atlanta, Georgia
165 30 1999 January 29, Statement on the unveiling of the Heritage Crest, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
165 31 1999 March 7, Speech, "We Took the Ballot, Now We Must Change the Box," anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Selma, Alabama
165 32 1999 April 1, Statement, "Supporting the International Conference on Global Nonviolence Education and Training"
165 33 1999 April 3, Statement on the National Emergency March for Justice against Police Brutality
165 34 1999 April 4, Speech, "The Challenge," wreath laying ceremony, 31st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
165 35 1999 April 13, Speech, "Saving America from Itself," SCLC annual spring board meeting
165 36 1999 April 13, Statement on SCLC's annual spring board meeting
165 37 1999 May 8, Statement at the MOVE commemoration rally
165 38 1999 July 15, Speech, Affirmative Action rally, Atlanta, Georgia
166 1 1999 August 27, Statement, teach-in and press briefing to look at hate crimes in America, Washington, D.C.
166 2 1999 September 10, Speech, "On the Passing of James Farmer"
166 3 1999 December 22, Speech, Center for Democratic Renewal, Atlanta, Georgia
166 4 2000, Speech, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
166 5 2000 January 12, Speech, International Committee to Save the Life of Mumia Abu-Jamal
166 6 2000 March 5, Statement on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday
166 7 2000 March 11, Speech, "We've Come too Far to Turn Back Now!" conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery re-enactment, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
166 8 2000 May 14, Statement on the Million Mom March, Washington, D.C.
166 9 2000 October 3, Speech, "Revisiting the Beloved Community: Millennium Mandate-Inclusion, not Exclusion!!!" March for Justice Rally, Washington, D.C.
166 10 2001, Statement, "Moral Challenge," Freehold Borough City Council meeting regarding police brutality
166 11 2001 June 4, "Statement for Gun Buyback video"
166 12 2001 August 10, Statement on the protest demonstration of the Cherry hearing on the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama
166 13 2001 August 25, Statement, "United Nations/Reverend Al Sharpton"
166 14 2001 August 28, Statement on the Anniversary Commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington
166 15 2001 August 28, Statement in support of the Ralph David Abernathy MARTA station at West End
166 16 2001 October 4, Speech, "The Hour of Peace," Day of Peace, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
166 17 2002, Speech, Smoking and African Americans
166 18 2002 March, Speech, "World Peace through Olympic Ideals," Economist Conference, Athens, Greece
166 19 2002 April 4, Speech
166 20 2002 July 21, Speech, Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio
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