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We are dedicated to honoring Rodney King’s message and legacy of bringing people together. 

THE VIDEOTAPE

March 3, 1991

Video shot by George Holliday from the balcony of his Lake View Terrace apartment showed a group of police officers beating King with nightsticks and kicking him as other officers looked on. The horrific scene would become one of the first 'viral' moments shedding a light on police brutality.

tHE RIOTS

Not Guilty

Sgt. Stacey C. Koon and Officers Laurence M. Powell, Theodore J. Briseno and Timothy E. Wind were acquitted of the March 3, 1991, beating of Rodney G. King. The not guilty verdict led to violence and what is now widely known as the 1992 L.A. riots.

THE KING

Remembering Rodney

Rodney Glen King died on June 17, 2012 but not without leaving behind a legacy that would lift us to a higher degree of consciousness. His daughter, Lora King, continues to spread the message of #GetAlong through the Rodney King Foundation by bringing people together for racial reconciliation and by helping those struggling to break free of substance addiction.

Ms. King Speaks on George Floyd

Request Ms. King to Speak

Are you looking for a speaker that is authentic, knowledgeable and inspiring? Ms. King uses her voice to educate and empower people all over the world to ‘get along.’ She is a frequent guest on respected news outlets, such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox 11 Los Angeles, travels to different schools and colleges across the country, and is often the keynote speaker at major conferences/events centered on race relations. If you would like to request Ms. King to speak at your next event, please complete the form below. 

OUR CAUSES

I AM A KING SCHOLARSHIP

CELEBRATING AFRICAN AMERICAN FATHERS
Apply below for the I AM A KING Scholarship Program. If you are an African American father living in The United States, we’d love to hear your story and consider you to be a recipient of this groundbreaking scholarship program.

Recipients will receive financial assistance and have 100% of their costs covered to spend a day doing fun, family-building activities with their children. 

APPLY NOW

WALK IN LOVE

LET’S SOCK RACISM
We are pleased to partner with Sock Problems in an effort to spread our #GetAlong message. We believe that you can make a difference by expressing yourself. By wearing our signature sock design, you declare that you stand against racism and stand in love with the Rodney King Foundation. 

Let’s sock racism together and raise funds that will go toward vital community programs and awareness. 25% of every pair goes towards initiatives that combat racism.  

 

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SPREAD OUR MESSAGE

We should all be advocates for positive change. As we continue the fight for social justice in our communities, be sure to use #GetAlong so that we can see the positive difference being made and inspire others to do the same.

I AM A KING Scholarship

Do you know a deserving African-American father living in the United States? Share our I AM A KING scholarship program with them and encourage them to apply during our open enrollment.

Get Involved

Take the initiative to get involved at the local and state level by voting in every election as well as writing to and meeting with legislators who make decisions that impact us all. Be the change you want to see.

RODNEY KING FOUNDATION

In an increasingly divided world, our goal is to close the gaps that exist between all human beings and #GetAlong. 

we need you!

How To Become A Volunteer?

As we continue our work in the community, we are always looking for volunteers that can assist us in our advocacy work. Follow us on social media and register for our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

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