Martin Luther King III visits legendary coach Ron Naclerio in Queens

10/30/2014, 4:48 p.m.
Martin Luther King III, Dr. Martin Luther King’s oldest son, went to Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, to ...
Coach Ron Naclerio and Martin Luther King III Photo by Lem Peterkin

Thursday, Oct. 23, Martin Luther King III, Dr. Martin Luther King’s oldest son, went to Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, to talk to faculty, staff and students. For the first time, he will meet with Cardozo’s legendary basketball Coach Ron Naclerio.

Naclerio is the son of the surgeon Dr. Emil Naclerio, who saved the life of the late Martin Luther King in 1958 at Harlem Hospital. Interested folk can take a quick look at whsak.com to learn more about the history.

Principal Gerald Martori, Assemblyman Karim Camara, honoree Martin Luther King III, Nikki Barjon and coach Ron Naclerio

Principal Gerald Martori, Assemblyman Karim Camara, honoree Martin Luther King III, Nikki Barjon and coach Ron Naclerio