Alveda King on Billy Graham’s Leadership in Civil Rights Movement

01:13   •   May 17, 2021

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., remembers how Billy Graham’s actions during the Civil Rights era made headlines.

“In the 1950s, evangelist [Billy] Graham made a startling announcement: ‘I’m not going to do any more segregated meetings. As a matter of fact, I’m going to call this young man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we’re going to pray together.'”

Last September, Alveda King joined Franklin Graham for Prayer March 2020 in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of people from across America came together to pray for our nation as they walked from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol.

King said Prayer March 2020 was an example of how Americans can continue working for racial peace. “We can do our part,” she said. “Certainly prayer is the beginning, the middle and the end of that.”