Martin Luther King III
Chairman of the Board
With the past year’s astounding display of social injustice, violence, and confusion around the pandemic, perhaps at no other time in recent history has our world needed the clear thinking and solutions-oriented voice of civil rights advocate and global humanitarian Martin Luther King III.
From speaking to thousands at the August 2020 March On Washington to his dozens of arrests during peaceful protests, Mr. King is shepherding the healing of our nation and the world, connecting the important lessons of the past with the critical needs of our future and motivating a new generation of authentic leaders.
As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III is a thought leader on the world stage, a peacemaker, and a negotiator on some of today’s most critical national and international platforms for social change.
Amplifying his father’s work, Mr. King has devoted his life to promoting global human rights and eradicating racism, violence, and poverty, earning a reputation as a respected international statesman and one of the world’s most passionate advocates for the poor and oppressed.
Most recently, Mr. King has taken over leadership of the Drum Major Institute, the only nonprofit organization actually started by his father over 60 years ago. With a focus on continuing the King legacy through education, action, engagement with world leaders, and collaboration with socially conscious organizations, the work of the Drum Major Institute is as important today as it was then, inspiring individuals to embrace their unique contribution to peace, justice, and equity for all.
Martin Luther King III is the recipient of numerous awards and several honorary degrees, including one of India’s most prestigious honors for outstanding contributions to the promotion of human rights. Mr. King is the husband of Arndrea Waters King and the father of a young daughter, Yolanda Renee King, the only grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr. The entire family is dedicated to sharing the impactful Kingian message to inspire a collective of new collaborators and world-changers.