Coretta Scott King, speech 1968-04-27
"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.""