January 22, 2024
Statement from the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., celebrates the life, legacy, and witness of Dexter Scott King, Chairman of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
As the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Dexter, along with his siblings, represents the enduring commitment of the King family to fight for civil rights throughout our country and worldwide.
A Morehouse man and an accomplished activist, attorney, and creative executive, Dexter King will be remembered for his efforts to protect his family’s legacy and intellectual property. He was also president of the King Estate, ensuring that Dr. and Mrs. King’s affairs were managed with dignity and care.
Our thoughts, love, and prayers surround the King family in this moment of bereavement. We know that Dexter’s wife, Leah Weber King; his sister, Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King; his brother, Martin Luther King, III; his niece, Yolanda Renee King; and all who loved and treasured him will miss him dearly.
We hope the King family finds encouragement in the promises of Corinthians 2:5: “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
Rest in peace and power, Chairman Dexter Scott King. Well done