The Factor has learned prominent Houston attorney Ben Hall had a private lunch meeting today with the son of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

That son is Martin Luther King III.

I’m told the gathering was held at Tony Mandola’s on Waugh here in Houston.

Officials with Hall’s camp did not go into details about the meeting but they did confirm it took place Wednesday afternoon.

This comes as Hall prepares to take on Houston Mayor Annise Parker in her final term next year.

In the meantime, the Factor has also learned King has plans to return to Houston again in 2013 but there were no specifics released.


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Martin Luther King III

As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III is carrying the torch lit by both of his parents into the 21st century. Martin’s dedication to creating and implementing strategic nonviolent action to rid the world of social, political, and economic injustice has propelled him to the forefront as one of the nation’s most ardent advocates for the poor, the oppressed, and the disillusioned.

A graduate of his father’s Alma mater, Morehouse College (B.A. in political science 1979), Mr. King was elected to political office in 1986 as an at-large representative of over 700,000 residents of Fulton County, Georgia. As a member of the Board of Commissioners, he was instrumental in securing strong ethics legislation, purification of the county’s natural water resources, legislation regulating minority business participation in public contracting, and stringent hazardous waste disposal requirements.

Mr. King is committed to the personal and educational development of youth and has initiated several programs throughout the years to support and nurture young people. Among them are the King Summer Intern Program designed to provide employment opportunities for high school students; Hoops for Health – a charity basketball game held to increase public awareness of newborns suffering the effects of substance abuse; and A Call to Manhood – an annual event designed to unite young African American males with positive adult role models. One of Mr. King’s ongoing collaborations is with the annual Kindness and Justice Challenge sponsored by Do Something, Inc.

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