CORETTA SCOTT KING
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1996 Atlanta Gay Pride Festival Speech by Coretta Scott King
For historical and educational purposes only. Mrs. Coretta Scott King speaks at the 1996 Atlanta Pride Festival in Piedmont Park in Atlanta Georgia. Listen to her speak then and much of it still applies to TODAY! IN MEMORY OF CORETTA SCOTT KING (1927-2006) ATLANTA PRIDE (www.atlantapride.org) DONATE AND SUPPORT THE KING CENTER (www.t...
Coretta Scott King
ON April 27, 1927 Coretta Scott is born in Marion, Ala. She will LATER marry Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1953 and be an integral part of his civil rights activities. After his assassination in 1968, Ms. King continued her civil rights activities (especially with the Women's Movement), founding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta, Ga. until her passing in 2006.
I somehow ended up right beside the little chain next to the podium.. I'm in the gray shirt behind the security guy in the blue jacket on the right. Richard Gere and the lamas came out right by me. I got to hear HH chant at the tomb. After it was over I got to 'hold' his hand for like 10 seconds. Truly amazing. — with HH The Dalai Lama, Dexter King, Coretta Scott King and Richard Gere.
Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is flanked by Sens. Charles E. Goodell, left, and George S. McGovern, right, while marching in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1969. A longtime advocate for ending the Vietnam War, McGovern joined thousands as part of the moratorium marchers on the National Mall.
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Coretta Scott King's 1968 speech, "10 Commandments on Vietnam," was given shortly after her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated--and based on notes found in his pockets. But she added her own feminist twist to it. Part of The Eloquent Woman blog's "Famous Speech Friday" series.