Due to construction at the State Capitol, the life march will begin in the grassy area in front of the State Capitol (corner of 4th St. and Spanish Town Road) and end with a program at Galvez Plaza on North Boulevard near the old State Capitol. Please meet at the State Capitol front lawn before 10 AM!
Dr. Alveda King will be the guest speaker at this year’s Life March South. She currently serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing.
The daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.
She is a former college professor and served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011), the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011) from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011). She is a bestselling author; among her books are King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper, How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children? and I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own. She is an accomplished actress and songwriter. The Founder of Alveda King Ministries, Alveda is also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College. She has served on several boards, including Heartbeat International, Georgia Right to Life, MLK Center, Bible Curriculum in Public Schools and Abortion Recovery International (ARIN). She is also a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition (NBPC) and is a Senior Fellow with the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. She is a regular columnist for Newsmax.com “Insiders” section and a Fox News contributor.
Alveda lives in Atlanta, where she is the grateful mother of six and a doting grandmother.
For groups looking to travel to the Life March South by bus, Hotard Buses offers a great discount. Call and mention you to traveling to the Louisiana Pro-Life March in Baton Rouge: 800-356-6831 or email [email protected]
Life March South is sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, United Pentecostal Church of Louisiana, Louisiana Family Forum, the Knights of Columbus, Baton Rouge Right to Life, Caring to Love Ministries, and Louisiana’s Concerned Women for America
Unite the pro-life people of Louisiana, across all denominational lines, to take a stand for life in our state’s capital city, and mobilize them with resources to go make a difference in their community. We believe the Louisiana Life March can lead toward an abortion-free Louisiana.