Members of the Martin Luther King family will be honored during the celebration of Zambia’s 50th independence anniversary during a gala event by the Georgia-based Zambian’s Promoting Leadership in America (ZLA) Foundation at a black-tie event on Saturday, October 25, starting at 6:30 pm at the Atlanta Marriott Airport Gateway Hotel.
The highlight of the gala will be the presentation of ZLA’s inaugural “Freedom, Justice and Peace” award to the family of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is in honor of the relationship Dr. King had with Zambia’s first President Kenneth D. Kaunda, who led the former British colony of Northern Rhodesia to independence on October 24, 1964.
Dr. Kaunda was inspired by Dr. King to pursue a nonviolent struggle to independence. The award recognizes the foundation and desire for peace that has allowed Zambia to remain peaceful for 50 years.
Freda Brazle, Founder of ZLA, will present the award to the King family who will be represented by:
- Christine King-Farris (sister)
- Rev. Bernice King (daughter)
- Dr. Alveda King (niece)
- Naomi King (sister-in-law)
- Isaac Farris (nephew)
Speakers at the event include:
- Senator Dr. Donzella James (State Senator, District 35);
- Thomas Konditi, CFO, GE Africa;
- Hugh Molotsi, Vice president, Technology Innovation, Intuit;
- Innocent Mulenga, Primatologist, Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage;
For more information:
Sid Simangaliso on 404.721.3304 or