“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.”
When we remember the truly great men of history, we should, we must also remember the great women who helped shape those beloved Heroes we hold so dearly in our memory. This week we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in our tribute to him, we also celebrate the life and times of Coretta Scott King.
“Most of all I am indebted to my wife, Coretta, without whose love, sacrifice, and loyalty neither life nor work would bring fullfillment.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I have written two essays on the life of Coretta Scott King and yet somehow I still feel as though my ambition has not been met. Today, I am happy to report there is a new book out about the life of Coretta Scott King.
My Life, My Love, My Legacy in her own words as told to her dear friend,
the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, the book will be in stores nationwide on January 17, 2017.
Here in my beloved city of Atlanta the book will be available to purchase at
THE KING CENTER
Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
THE KING CENTER
449 Auburn Ave
THE KING CENTER was founded by Mrs. King.
In 1968, Mrs. King began planning the memorial for Martin Luther King’s work.
Coretta Scott King traveled around the country to raise $ 10 million dollars needed to build
THE KING CENTER.
Today, THE KING CENTER attracts more than 500,000 people each year, many of whom travel from all parts of the world.
Long ago, on a bitterly cold winter night in December 1956 at the Manhattan Center in New York City, the audience waited for the lovely Coretta Scott King to take the stage and sing in a benefit concert.
On the program that night was the great Duke Ellington, and the wonderful film star, Harry Belafonte, but the star of the evening was Coretta Scott born in Marion, Alabama.
The lovely classically trained soprano sang several classical pieces, but her last song, the song that closed the program was a favorite hym:
“Walk together, children, don’t you get weary,
there’s a great camp meeting in the promised land.”