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By: Maureen. Yolanda King is the eldest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. Who is she?. Born November 17, 1955 as Yolanda Denise King Born in Montgomery, Alabama to Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King

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early life

Born November 17, 1955 as Yolanda Denise King

  • Born in Montgomery, Alabama to Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King
  • Younger siblings were Martin Luther King, III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice AlbertineKing
  • Attended Smith College, B.A., 1976; New York University, M.F.A., 1979
Early Life
career

The Owl and the Pussycat, Funny House of a Negro, Black Hand Side, The Amen Corner, Contributions, Mahogany, Stepping into Tomorrow, etc.

  • 1976-79: appeared in television production King
  • Gave several speeches fighting for many things, such as gay rights, as well as her mother
  • Co-founded a theatre company called Nucleus
Career
later years

Yolanda King died on May 15, 2007. She collapsed in the Santa Monica, California home of Philip Madison Jones

  • On May 25, 2008, her brother Martin Luther III and his wife, Arndrea, became the parents of a baby girl and named her Yolanda, after his late sister
Later Years
important qualities

Yolanda King possessed several qualities other human beings should and do envy and work toward to call their own as well

  • These qualities include strength; she had the strength to fight for what she believed in and not care what other thought of her
  • As well as sensitivity; she was sensitive to other people’s thoughts. For example, she fought for gay rights even though her herself was not a homosexual
Important Qualities
quotes

“I am an artist with very strong social and political concerns”

  • “We believe this is a cleverly disguised opportunity for us to grow, and we are growing to meet this challenge”
  • “We saw a genuine commitment in her life to making a difference. That commitment, that passion we must all find within ourselves”
  • “What makes each of us unique is the individual choices we make”
  • “We today have that same power if we but choose it, but choose it we must”
Quotes
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