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Kevin Taylor, Sheila Kennedy, Dexter King and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in the 1990s
Kevin Taylor, Sheila Kennedy, Dexter King and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in the 1990s
Sheila Kennedy, Dexter King and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the Congressional Black Caucus in the 1990s
Kevin Taylor, Sheila Kennedy, Dexter King and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in the 1990s
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Christine King Farris--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister--at the 2010 Salute to Greatness Dinner in Atlanta, GA
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Christine King Farris–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister–at the 2010 Salute to Greatness Dinner in Atlanta, GA
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.--Dr. Martin Luther King's nephew and CEO of The King Center at the 2010 Salute to Greatness Dinner in Atlanta, GA
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.–Dr. Martin Luther King’s nephew and CEO of The King Center at the 2010 Salute to Greatness Dinner in Atlanta, GA

The King Family

My family got to know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family over the years. I look back at how wonderful it was to see Coretta Scott King and her son Dexter King. Dexter and I would talk about healthy eating since we were both vegetarians. We would also see Dr. King’s sister, Christine King Farris, and spend time with Dr. King’s nephew, Isaac Newton Farris, who at one point was CEO of the King Center. We would usually see them at the Congressional Black Caucus gala or the King Center events in January. My mentor since I was a teenager, Jesse Hill, Jr., was Chairman of the Board of the King Center, so we were often there in Atlanta.