Martin L. was assassinated by James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother, Alberta Williams King.On Sunday June church service was being held at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. King was acting as the church .
Cathryn Irvis - Attended Univ. of Pittsburgh. Wife of K. Leroy Irvis. In 1979, appointed Pa. chair of U.N. Int'l Year of the Child by Gov. Shapp. Due to lack of black women in politically powerful positions, founded Black Women’s Political Crusade in 1979 & was exec. convener for 7 years. Served on Pa. Council of the Arts & chaired Comm. for Black Performing Arts. Worked with Pitt to improve recruitment of minority students & faculty. Founded African American Women for Political Change in…
On this day in history in 1928, Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. was born. The African American Chief Justice of any state’s highest court, he was also the first black to be elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania. He was a prominent figure in Pennsylvania law and public service for more than three decades.
On June Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated.just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Alberta Williams King, MLK’s Mother also shot and killed
Alberta_Williams_King Martin L.'s Mother.Alberta King was shot and killed on June 1974 by 23 year-old Marcus Wayne Chenault as she sat at the organ of the Ebenezer Baptist Church during a Sunday service.