From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

King, Alfred D. W.

(born: 1930  -  died: 1969) 

The youngest brother of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Alfred King was pastor of the Louisville Zion Baptist Church (1965-1968); it became the largest African American Baptist church in Kentucky. He founded the Kentucky Christian Leadership Council and assisted in the organization of the Committee for Open Housing's nightly marches in Louisville. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber.


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NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of Louisville

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