"Coretta Scott King (1927 - 2006) delivers a speech on the civil rights
movement at a peace march in Central Park, New York on April 27th, 1968. The
march took place three weeks after the assassination of King's husband,
Martin Luther King, Jr. King reads from the handwritten notes of her
husband's incomplete speech for this occasion, his "10 Commandments on
Vietnam," his dedication to the poor people of America and the world, and
asks for women's support and participation in the Poor People's Movement.
King closes her speech by reading Langston Hughes's poem, "Mother to Son.""
"In an intimate letter to Mrs. King, Dr. King informs her of his recent arrival to the State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia. He urges her "to be strong in faith" as she is also pregnant with their third child at the time. He expresses his hope for a family visit that coming Sunday, and his desire to remain intellectually engaged during his four-month sentence."
"In 2005, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute was created to provide an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. The Institute’s endowment " See items under the King Resources section.
"Coretta Scott King delivers a talk on the threat of nuclear war titled
"Peace: An Imperative for the Nuclear Age" at the Cathedral of St. John the
Divine in New York City on June 20, 1983. In her speech, King describes the
arms race as the greatest threat to humanity and advocates for the United
States and the Soviet Union to take the lead in negotiating arms reduction
and bringing nonviolent pressure to bear on nations that are planning to
develop nuclear weapons."
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