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The Frederick Douglass Foundation congratulates FDF member Dr. Alveda King

November 17, 2010
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Washington DC- Dr. Timothy Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, congratulates Frederick Douglass Foundation member and pro-life activist Dr. Alveda King. 
Dr King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is one of six individuals winning the "Life Prizes Award", a prestigious honor for her efforts in activism with the pro-life movement.  
The Gerard Health Foundation says the winners are, "individuals or organizations that have achieved significant progress in promoting the sanctity of human life and are working to protect and preserve it."
"We are so very proud of our sister and fellow member, Dr Alveda King; says Chairman Johnson.  It is through her continued diligence and faith in God that we are inspired."
The first "Life Prizes" awards were presented at a ceremony in 2009; the winners of this year's $600,000 in awards were chosen by a Selection Advisory Committee from 90 nominations submitted to the Foundation.
The foundation released its comments about each of the award winners and had this to say of Dr. Alveda King:
"It is altogether fitting that the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. would become one of the most important leaders in the greatest civil rights battle of our day. As founder of King for America, Dr. Alveda King has been the public face of the pro-life movement in the African American community, speaking and advocating for years against abortion and especially the targeting of African Americans."
Raymond Ruddy, president of the Gerard Health Foundation, said in a statement concerning the winners:"We are pleased to present the second Life Prizes to such deserving recipients. These six winners are doing some of the pro-life movement's most important work, and it is right to celebrate their sacrifice and dedication.  Each of them is an example to follow and we look forward to their future accomplishments in the cause of life."
The awards will be presented at a ceremony held in Washington, DC on Saturday, January 22, 2011. 
It is the intention of the leadership of the Frederick Douglass Foundation to have a strong showing of support for Dr. King.  We encourage all members of the Frederick Douglass Foundation to attend this event.  For ticket information please contact Dean Nelson at

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