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Alfred Daniel “A.D.” King - The Brother to the Dream
Alfred Daniel “A.D.” King - The Brother to the Dream
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: Truth and Edutainment
Naomi King My Husband MLK
Naomi King My Husband MLK's Brother Rev A D King was killed
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: Dr Babs Onabanjo
A D  King The Untold Story  A Documentary
A D King The Untold Story A Documentary
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Positive Promotions Ltd TV
Film talks about the man behind MLK - his brother
Film talks about the man behind MLK - his brother
Published: 2012/03/10
Channel: Rob Redding
Rev Alfred Daniel Williams King Sermon 1962  MLK
Rev Alfred Daniel Williams King Sermon 1962 MLK's only brother Murdered
Published: 2014/08/31
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gangster boys by A.D. king feat. drug rapper.
Published: 2016/10/21
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THE JEFFTUTORIALS RANT - JEFFTUTORIALS EXPOSED - (The Ad King)
THE JEFFTUTORIALS RANT - JEFFTUTORIALS EXPOSED - (The Ad King)
Published: 2017/01/04
Channel: RaggedyDan
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VIRAL AD KING 小明是病毒式广告大王
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: RedRooBen 红袋鼠小明
Google just killed Burger King
Google just killed Burger King's newest TV ad that had a disastrous flaw
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Business Insider
If "Real People" Commercials Were Real Life - Burger King
If "Real People" Commercials Were Real Life - Burger King
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Zebra Corner
Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian:  A D King:Brother To The Dreamer
Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian: A D King:Brother To The Dreamer
Published: 2010/06/29
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Burger King Ad (1974)
Burger King Ad (1974)
Published: 2010/03/22
Channel: RetroBlackMedia
Ad King - Sola
Ad King - Sola
Published: 2017/02/14
Channel: Dimercos Studios
Burger King Ad initiates Google Home Device
Burger King Ad initiates Google Home Device
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: John Brown
ET LIVE: A.D. Finally Revealed! Pretty Little Liars Creator Marlene King Answers All Your Questions
ET LIVE: A.D. Finally Revealed! Pretty Little Liars Creator Marlene King Answers All Your Questions
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Entertainment Tonight
Google shuts down new Burger King ad
Google shuts down new Burger King ad
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Al Jazeera English
A D KING:BROTHER TO THE DREAMER:BEHOLD THE DREAM
A D KING:BROTHER TO THE DREAMER:BEHOLD THE DREAM
Published: 2009/02/03
Channel: Dr Babs Onabanjo
Burger King Ad Tries To Tap Into Your Home’s Smart Tech | TODAY
Burger King Ad Tries To Tap Into Your Home’s Smart Tech | TODAY
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: TODAY
Britain AD ~ King Arthur
Britain AD ~ King Arthur's Britain ~ Francis Pryor
Published: 2011/04/18
Channel: aireschel1787
BURGER KING® | Connected Whopper®
BURGER KING® | Connected Whopper®
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: BURGER KING
Microsoft
Microsoft's education event, Burger King ad triggers Google Home
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: CNET
"By Our Love" - For King & Country (A.D. Series Soundtrack)
"By Our Love" - For King & Country (A.D. Series Soundtrack)
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: Weslley112
AlphaBetty Saga - TV Ad - King Games
AlphaBetty Saga - TV Ad - King Games
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: Alphabetty Saga
Burger King Ad- Chicken Run 2 (2000)
Burger King Ad- Chicken Run 2 (2000)
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: that90sguy
MONKEY KING First Pro Game! - OG Ad Finem - Elimination Mode 3.0 Dota 2
MONKEY KING First Pro Game! - OG Ad Finem - Elimination Mode 3.0 Dota 2
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: NoobFromUA
Johan x Ad King x Paolo   Si Te Vas
Johan x Ad King x Paolo Si Te Vas
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Dimercos Studios
Burger King Whopper Ad Hijacks
Burger King Whopper Ad Hijacks 'Okay Google'
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: CBS SF Bay Area
AD Elise beste Elise | King Of Spandau [C29M1]
AD Elise beste Elise | King Of Spandau [C29M1]
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: HandOfVOD
MARLENE KING IS SCARING ME WITH AD REVEAL INTERVIEW! Pretty Little Liars Series Finale 7
MARLENE KING IS SCARING ME WITH AD REVEAL INTERVIEW! Pretty Little Liars Series Finale 7
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: Kellie Wilson
Burger King ad triggering your Android phone?
Burger King ad triggering your Android phone?
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Fox Business
King Of War stream đánh AD Jinx bắn pháo như bắn nòng nọc :))
King Of War stream đánh AD Jinx bắn pháo như bắn nòng nọc :))
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Kiếp Cô Đơn Hận Girl Vô Tình
for KING & COUNTRY - By Our Love
for KING & COUNTRY - By Our Love
Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: Moldovan Marius
Monkey King first pick on proscene — OG vs Ad Finem
Monkey King first pick on proscene — OG vs Ad Finem
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: dotatvru
Burger King
Burger King's interactive ad backfires badly | Worse than Pepsi Ad?
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: RollBizTV
BURGER KING® | Chicken Parm Family Dinner
BURGER KING® | Chicken Parm Family Dinner
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: BURGER KING
David Beckham BURGER KING ad
David Beckham BURGER KING ad
Published: 2012/04/02
Channel: GlamBeckhams
McDonald
McDonald's Under Fire For Putting Gay Man in Ad ft. King Bach & David So
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: JustKiddingNews
M&Ms Minis Ad- Burger King (1997)
M&Ms Minis Ad- Burger King (1997)
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: that90sguy
Burger King Ad- Teletubbies (1999)
Burger King Ad- Teletubbies (1999)
Published: 2014/10/18
Channel: that90sguy
Burger King Ad- Pokemon Gameboy (2000)
Burger King Ad- Pokemon Gameboy (2000)
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: that90sguy
Burger King Ad- Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Burger King Ad- Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: that90sguy
King
King's College Cambridge 2015 #5 Angelus Ad Virginem arr. Stephen Cleobury
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: spiritdei
Burger King Ad- Anastasia (1997)
Burger King Ad- Anastasia (1997)
Published: 2014/08/18
Channel: that90sguy
AD Draven Guide - The King - League of Legends
AD Draven Guide - The King - League of Legends
Published: 2012/07/26
Channel: xChinNin
King of War stream - lại 1 lần nữa Jinx dậy sóng ^^
King of War stream - lại 1 lần nữa Jinx dậy sóng ^^
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: Kiếp Cô Đơn Hận Girl Vô Tình
ad king 80th birthday and 25th anniversary
ad king 80th birthday and 25th anniversary
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: Dr Babs Onabanjo
Genius Burger King ad (Google Assistant)
Genius Burger King ad (Google Assistant)
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Adrian Hansen
"Crispy Chicken "Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial
"Crispy Chicken "Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial
Published: 2012/04/05
Channel: MrAUFANATIC
Burger King Ad- Shrek (2001)
Burger King Ad- Shrek (2001)
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: that90sguy
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TAMALE KING AD
Published: 2013/09/16
Channel: Mike Ludwig
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A. D. King
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Born (1930-07-30)July 30, 1930
Atlanta, Georgia
Died July 21, 1969(1969-07-21) (aged 38)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Education Morehouse College
Spouse(s) Naomi Ruth Barber
Children Alveda Celeste King
Alfred King, II (1952–1986)
James B. King
Darlene King (1956–1976)
Vernon King
Parent(s) Martin Luther King, Sr. (1899–1984)
Alberta Williams King (1904–1974)
Relatives Christine King Farris (sister)
Martin Luther King Jr. (brother)

Alfred Daniel Williams King (July 30, 1930 – July 21, 1969), known as A. D. King, was the younger brother of Martin Luther King, Jr., a famed leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A. D. King was a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist.

Biography[edit]

Alfred King was born July 30, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a son of Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King, the youngest of their three children (the other two being Willie Christine, born September 11, 1927, and Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929). In contrast to his peacemaking brother, Martin, A. D.—according to his father—was "a little rough at times" and "let his toughness build a reputation throughout our neighborhood".[1] p. 126 Less interested in academics than his siblings, A. D. started a family of his own while still a teenager and attended college later in his life. He was married on June 17, 1950, to Naomi Ruth Barber (born 1932), with whom he had five children: Alveda, Alfred II, Derek, Darlene, and Vernon.

Although as a youth A. D. had strongly resisted his father’s ministerial urgings, he eventually began assisting his father at Ebenezer Baptist Church. In 1959, A. D. King graduated from Morehouse College. The same year, he left Ebenezer Baptist to become pastor of Mount Vernon First Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia.

Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement[edit]

Alfred King was arrested along with King, Jr., and 70 others while participating in an October 1960 lunch-counter sit-in in Atlanta. In 1963, A. D. King became a leader of the Birmingham campaign, while pastoring at First Baptist Church of Ensley in Birmingham, Alabama. On May 11, 1963, King’s house was bombed.[2] In August, after a bomb exploded at the home of a prominent black lawyer in downtown Birmingham, outraged citizens, intent on revenge, poured into the city streets. While rocks were being thrown at gathering policemen and the situation escalated, A. D. King climbed on top of a parked car and shouted to the rioters in an attempt to quell their fury: "My friends, we have had enough problems tonight. If you're going to kill someone, then kill me; ... Stand up for your rights, but with nonviolence."[3] Like his brother, A. D. was a staunch believer in the importance of maintaining nonviolence in direct action campaigns. However, unlike his brother, A. D. remained mostly outside the media’s spotlight. As one of his associates said, "Not being in the limelight never seemed to affect him, but because he stayed in the background, many people never knew that he was deeply involved, too."[4] A.D. tended to stay in his brother's shadow and many people never even knew that Martin Luther King Jr. had a brother. He supported his brother throughout the movement but never took the limelight away from him.

A.D. was most involved in the civil rights activities during the Birmingham riots. Here he played a key role and was arrested multiple times. During Birmingham, A.D.'s house was bombed the night before Mother's Day.

A.D. often traveled with Martin Luther King Jr. and was with him in Memphis on April 4, 1968, when his brother was shot dead. A.D. was in the room directly beneath Martin's at the Lorraine Hotel when the gun blast went off. When he saw his brother lying mortally wounded, he had to be restrained by others because of the shocking and overwhelming sight.

Later life and death[edit]

For the last part of his life, he was afflicted by alcohol and depression.[5] In 1965, King moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he became pastor at Zion Baptist Church. While there, King continued to fight for civil rights and was successful in a 1968 campaign for an open housing ordinance. After his brother's assassination in April 1968, there was speculation that A. D. might become the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). A. D., however, made no effort to assume his deceased brother’s role, although he did continue to be active in the Poor People's Campaign and in other work on behalf of SCLC.

After the death of Martin, A. D. King returned to Ebenezer Baptist Church, where in September 1968 he was installed as co-pastor. He was praised by his father as "an able preacher, a concerned, loving pastor".

On July 21, 1969, nine days before his 39th birthday, A. D. King was found dead in the swimming pool at his home.[5] The cause of his death was listed as an accidental drowning.[4][6][7][8] However, it is also speculated that he died from heart problems as two of his children died young of heart attacks and one died at the age 49 of a heart attack.

His father, Martin Luther King, Sr., said in his autobiography, "Alveda had been up the night before, she said, talking with her father and watching a television movie with him.[1] p.192 He'd seemed unusually quiet...and not very interested in the film. But he had wanted to stay up and Alveda left him sitting in an easy chair, staring at the TV, when she went off to bed... I had questions about A.D.'s death and I still have them now. He was a good swimmer. Why did he drown? I don't know – I don't know that we will ever know what happened." Naomi King, his widow, said, "There is no doubt in my mind that the system killed my husband."[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b King, Martin Luther, Sr.; Riley, Clayton (1980). Daddy King An Autobiography. Morrow. ISBN 978-0-688-03699-7. OCLC 6422326. 
  2. ^ "Alabama, 1963: The Heart of Civil Rights in America". New York Times. 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Bomb Hits Home in Birmingham"Paid subscription required. New York Times. 1963-08-01. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Thomas A. (1969-07-22). "A Rights Activist"Paid subscription required. The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  5. ^ a b Branch, Taylor (September 4, 2010). "Dr. King’s Newest Marcher". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Rev. A. D. Williams King". Time. 1969-08-01. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Introduction in Papers". Introduction in Papers 1:26; 43. 
  8. ^ "Daddy King". King, Sr., with Riley. 1980. 
  9. ^ Naomi King (June 19, 2014). AD and ML King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1496919168. OCLC 882183463. 

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