The panelists are the Rev. Bernice King and Dr. Alveda King, King’s daughter and niece, respectively; Andre Williams, son of Hosea Williams; Andrea Young, daughter of former U.S. ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young; and Khobi Hall, son of King adviser Leon Hall.
The discussion, which starts at 11 a.m., is part of the annual King Day celebrations that mark King’s Jan. 15 birthday. Had he lived, he would have been 84 years old.
The national King Day holiday is Jan. 21.
The discussion will highlight experiences of the children who were either actively involved or witnessed the movement firsthand. A National Park Service statement calls them the first generation beneficiaries of their parents’ work.
Dr. Vicki Crawford, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Special Collection at Morehouse College, will moderate the discussion.
Visitation to the National Historic Site on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta peaks annually during the King Week, Jan. 11-21, 2013.
Park Superintendent Judy Forte said the panel discussion is part of a year-long series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.
“This year the park has created a dynamic, powerful and relevant program for our visitors,” she said.
On the King holiday on Jan. 21, the park is hosting an open house at King’s Birth Home on Auburn Avenue with extended visitation hours until 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Ebenezer’s Heritage Sanctuary is at 407 Auburn Ave.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/malu or call 404-331-5190.