Connect with us

Viral News

Dexter Scott King, Youngest Son Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dies At 62 After Battle With Prostate Cancer

Published

on


Dexter Scott King, Youngest Son Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dies At 62 After Battle With Prostate Cancer

We are saddened to report that the youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has died of cancer, King Center says.

Dexter Scott King was 62-years-old and died after a battle with prostate cancer. “He transitioned peacefully in his sleep at home with me in Malibu,” his wife, Leah Weber King, said.

“He gave it everything and battled this terrible disease until the end. As with all the challenges in his life, he faced this hurdle with bravery and might.”

Dexter Scott King was born on Jan. 30, 1961. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School and Morehouse College in Atlanta. Let’s keep their family in our prayers.

Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister, activist, and political philosopher who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

A Black church leader and a son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr., King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through the use of nonviolent resistance and nonviolent civil disobedience against Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination in the United States.

On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War. In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Advertisement
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment logged in Login

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trending