MLK's FIrst Grandchild Born
Yolanda Renee born to Martin Luther King III and wife
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 26, 2008 7:48 AM CDT
Martin Luther King, Jr., at the end of the Selma March in Montgomery, Alabama, 1965.    (Magnum Photos)
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(Newser) – The first grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr. was born yesterday morning in Atlanta to Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea Waters King, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Yolanda Renee King is named after the civil rights leader's oldest child, who died last year. Baby Yolanda and mom are doing fine. Her father called Yolanda “a precious gift from God.”

It's "truly the happiest day of our lives," he said. "I know my parents are smiling down from heaven.'