T. Marie King

T. Marie King has recently joined UAB’s Alys Stephens Center ArtPlay staff as Program Administrator for the Institute of Arts and Medicine and ArtCare. This venture has afforded her the opportunity to merge her love of the arts with her passion for helping improve the conditions of the hearts and minds of young people.

In 2014 King initiated Conversations 4 Change to address the racial disconnects in the city of Birmingham and co-founded the mentoring group Precious Pearls of Promise, reaching teen girls aged 14-18. She was a facilitator for the 2015 Birmingham City Wide conversations on race, a featured presenter on Bias at the National Civil Rights Conference in Meridian Mississippi and was also one of 300 chosen to march from Selma to Montgomery in the commemorative 50th Anniversary March. She has also turned her spiritual experience of the march into an interactive lecture.

King often speaks at local colleges and organizations and serves as guest lecture and panelist for a variety of issues including poverty, race, community outreach, mentoring and leadership.

King holds a B.A. in Urban and Global Economic Development from Beulah Heights University and M.A. in Leadership and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Rice University. King serves as an Education Committee member with Alabama Public Television, Young Professional Board Chair with the Alabama Humanities Foundation and board member with the Aldridge Repertory Theater.