Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Joins Call for Northam to Resign

On the eve of the 51st anniversary of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, a diverse coalition of Virginians will gather to pray and once again call for Governor Ralph Northam to resign. They will be joined by Evangelist Alveda King, Dr. King's niece.

Who: Douglass Leadership Institute and The Southern Leadership Conference of Virginia

Confirmed Speakers for the Press Conference:

  • Evangelist Alveda King, Civil Rights for The Unborn (Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

  • Rev. Dean Nelson, Chairman, Douglass Leadership Institute (DLI)

  • Kristen Day, Democrats For Life

  • Reverend William Keen, President of SCLC of Virginia

  • Reverend Dr. James R. Kelly, State Director Religious Affairs NAACP

  • Victoria Cobb, President The Family Foundation

  • Reverend Dr. James R. Kelly, State Director Religious Affairs NAACP

What: Douglass Leadership Institute to hold events calling for Governor Ralph Northam to resign.

Where: Richmond, Va. Capitol Grounds

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Richmond, Va.

  • 10 a.m. Press Conference (Douglass Leadership Institute) - Senate Briefing Room in the Pocahantas Building

  • 11 a.m. Rally and Remarks (March for Life) - Virginia State Capitol

  • 12 p.m. March for Life and Human Dignity (March for Life) - Capitol Square

  • 1:15 p.m. Prayer at the Mansion (Douglass Leadership Institute) - Virginia Governor’s Mansion


  • On the 51st anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Virginians continue to say #NoToRacism and #NoToInfanticide.

  • Northam’s support of infanticide and his racist past both deny the humanity of an entire class of people.

  • Northam used race as a weapon in his gubernatorial bid against Ed Gillespie. The hypocrisy is proof that he is not right for Virginia.

Media Avail: To speak with organizers before the event, contact Dee Dee Bass Wilbon at 703.888.9421 or email media@basspublicaffairs.com.


About The Douglass Leadership Institute (DLI) - DLI is a national grassroots education and public policy 501(c)(3) organization with representatives and groups across the United States. DLI’s philosophy is based upon righteousness, justice, liberty and virtue. For more information visit, https://www.dlinstitute.org.

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