Martin Luther King III, oldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Amy Chua, author of bestselling parenting memoir, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” will be among six experts invited to speak at Brigham Young University’s forums in the 2021-22 academic year.
The list of forum speakers was announced this week in a BYU news release.
Each guest expert will speak on the theme of “Creating a Beloved Community.” More details regarding each forum will be released at a later date.
Here is a list of the BYU forum dates and speakers:
Martin Luther King III, Sept. 28
“Martin Luther King III is a lawyer and an American human rights advocate. The oldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, he served as the fourth president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1997 to 2004. On April 4, 2008, the 40th anniversary of his father’s death, King and Al Sharpton led a march around Memphis, Tennessee. There, he visited the Lorraine Hotel for the first time since his father’s death and placed a wreath where his father stood before being shot. As he spoke to those who participated in the march, King called for them to continue his father’s fight and promoted the nonprofit organization Realizing the Dream, which he said sought to eliminate poverty. In 2005, he told Ebony magazine, “My father’s views were unequivocal, and I have found them to be invaluable to me as guidelines for…