Yolanda King

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday November 17, 1955

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Montgomery, AL

DEATH DATE May 15, 2007 (51)

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Civil rights activist and daughter of famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who played Rosa Parks in the 1978 TV miniseries King.

Before Fame

She graduated from Smith College in 1976 before becoming a member of the Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.


She co-edited the book Open My Eyes, Open My Soul: Celebrating Our Common Humanity.

Family Life

Her father was assassinated when she was only twelve years old, and, because she was the oldest, she was often tasked with watching over her three younger siblings.

Associated With

Her mother was Coretta Scott King.