Bernice King to speak about her father, Martin Luther King Jr., at PSU
Author: University Communications
Posted: January 7, 2014

Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and chief executive officer of The King Center, will speak about her father's legacy at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Portland State University.

Bernice King is a minister, activist, lawyer and public speaker focusing on social justice, nonviolence and personal motivation – particularly among young people. She spearheaded the Aug. 28 "Let Freedom Ring" event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

King is the founder of the nonprofit Be A King organization, whose mission is to help generations of people elevate the way they think, act, live and lead. The King Center in Atlanta, which she leads, is the largest repository in the world of primary source materials on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the American civil rights movement.

The evening celebration at PSU's Peter Stott Center will include music by legendary Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees Linda Hornbuckle and Janice Scroggins.

Tickets are $17 at the Portland State Box Office. Free to PSU students. For more MLK Tribute Week events at Portland State go to