MLK’s niece Alveda King to lead virtual sermon for National Western Stock Show

Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., will lead a virtual sermon Sunday for the National Western Stock Show’s Founders Memorial and Cowboy church service.

The sermon is part of a 16-day series of virtual events beginning on Jan. 9 in place of the canceled 2021 National Western Stock Show.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. King play such an important role in this National Western tradition,” said Pete Coors, with the Honoring the Legacy Campaign. “Her sermon will be a wonderful contribution to a series of events designed to bring us together.”

King, daughter of civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King, is a prominent civil rights activist, pro-life advocate and Fox News contributor.

“Dr. King, like her father and uncle, is a uniter,” said Paul Andrews, president and CEO of the Western Stock Show Association. “Her voice couldn’t come to us at a more opportune time.”

King has served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, worked as a college professor and authored books including “The Spirit of a Dream” and “Sons Of Thunder: The King Family Legacy.”

The virtual events will also include appearances from Peyton Manning, John Elway, Luke Bryan and Ken Burns and musical guests including Michael Martin Murphey, Baxter Black, Brooks & Dunn and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

“My only regret is that Dr. King couldn’t join us in person,” said Doug Jones, chairman of the Western Stock Show Association. “I take comfort, though, in knowing that in 2022, Founders Memorial and Cowboy Church … will be happening live and in person.”

To participate in the virtual celebrations, sign up to receive emails with detailed day-by-day schedules at honoringthelegacycampaign.com.

As originally published in The Denver Gazette here.

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