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For Immediate Release

June 9, 2016

Widow of Civil Rights Leader to be represented at Muhammad Ali Funeral

Contact: Dr. Babs Onabanjo – (770) 873-9265

 Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King & A. D. King Foundation to be

Represented at Private Service for Boxing Great, Muhammad Ali

The late Rev. A. D. King, like his older brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a distinguished Baptist preacher, civil rights organizer and advocate for the “least of these”.  While pastoring Zion Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, on the corner of now Mohammad Ali Boulevard, A. D. and his wife met Muhammad Ali.  Ali and King became fast friends and co-laborers in the civil rights movement.  Dr. King relied on A. D. to organize youth empowerment programs and today, Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King continues that legacy with her global work with the A. D. King Foundation, Inc. On Tuesday, Dr. Babs Onabanjo, Co-Founder and President of the Foundation initiated a call requesting that the Foundation brings Mrs. Naomi and a member to the private memorial service for Ali on Friday in Louisville.

 When asked about Ali, Mrs. King, smiled warmly and said “he was the greatest of all time!”  He had such a kind heart and gentle spirit.  He and A. D. could sit, laugh and talk for hours, they would roll up their sleeves and tackle tough issues, like in those days getting better jobs for our people; or being treated with respect.  Even in private, they referred to each other formally as Mr. Ali and Rev. King.  It sets an example in front of the young people.  I am truly humbled and honored that the family remembers my husband’s relationship and genuine friendship with the Champ.  A delegation of Board Members from the A. D. King Foundation will proudly represent in paying our final respects.    For more information, visit Facebook: AD Kingfoundation . www.adkingfoundation.com , www.adkingfoundation.ning.com .

May God grant Muhammad Ali's family the wisdom that passeth all understanding, peace and the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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Comment by Babs onabanjo on June 10, 2016 at 8:05am

The butterfly queen bids farewell to the greatest, Muhammad Ali, whose legacy of love, humanity and greatness will inspire many generations yet unborn. Mrs. Naomi Barber King says good night the greatest of all time, take your place among the stars, rest in peace.

Comment by Latoya Roberts on June 13, 2016 at 12:14pm

Rest in POWER to our ancestors Muhammad Ali Martin Luther King Jr and Rev A.D. King

May your legacy forever remain in tact.

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