ATLANTA, December 8, 2015 – Today, Dr. Ben Carson, Republican Presidential Candidate, visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to pay his respects at the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer of the Center and the youngest child of Dr. and Mrs. King, was on site to receive Dr. Carson.
During his visit, Dr. Carson had an opportunity to tour The King Center and The King National Historic District, including the Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary. Ms. King encouraged Dr. Carson to champion the importance of Nonviolence from his public platform as a candidate for the presidency of the United States.
As Dr. King shared, “…we shall have to create leaders who embody virtues we can respect, who have moral and ethical principles we can applaud...” In that vein and in its efforts to build the Beloved Community with Nonviolence 365, The King Center welcomes the visits, support and participation of those charged with shaping public policy and leading this nation and the world.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is a 501c3 established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) is the official living memorial and programmatic nonprofit organization committed to educating the world on the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspiring new generations to carry forward his unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers who are continuing his efforts today. The King Center’s premiere educational initiative, Nonviolence 365, is based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and engages participants from various sectors of society, including emerging and next generation leaders, in modules and exercises that enhance communication, leadership, interpersonal and conflict reconciliation skills.