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September 27, 2022

King Center Educator speaks at Berry

The King Center's Chief Research, Education, and Programs Officer Kelisha B. Graves recently spoke at Berry College.  

The event in the College Chapel was open to the public. Graves is hosted by the Berry College Office of Diversity and Belonging which brought The King Center to campus to lead their 3-part BE LOVE training this week to faculty, students and staff. The King Center was founded by Coretta Scott King, after the assassination of her husband in 1968. The organization was founded to research and provide education and training principles philosophy and methods of nonviolence, nationality, and internationally in the way her husband led others.  

Graves is an educator, author, speaker, and impact strategist that has attained her doctorate in education with a concentration in higher education.  She is passionate about research and discovery through the intersection of education and the global Africana experience. Graves works specifically as the nonviolent social change and higher education educator for the King Center.  

Along with public speaking, Graves has written and co-authored two books along with being committed to writing an official book project on Coretta Scott King, architect of King Legacy and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Her book, "Nannie Helen Burroughs: A Documentary Portrait of an Early Civil Rights Pioneer, 1900-1959" represents the first work of its kind to focus on the intellectual history of Burroughs, an early 20th-century institution-builder. 


 Written by Public Relations Student Assistant Carson King 

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