Usually at his brother’s side, A.D. King pastored churches in Birmingham and Louisville and became a significant civil rights figure in each of those cities. In 1963, at the height of the contentious Birmingham movement, his house was bombed and his family barely escaped unharmed.
A.D. King’s widow and family have tried to resurrect A.D. King’s memory with the creation of the A.D. King Foundation, which teaches nonviolence in his name. The foundation has also released a documentary on A.D. King’s life.
“How can you be forgotten if you never been known?” asked his widow, Naomi King, 82. “He was always in the background. But I want his memory to live on.”
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