On the opening weekend of the Newseum’s newest exhibit “1967: Civil Rights at 50,” author and journalist Barbara Reynolds talks about the new memoir “My Life, My Love, My Legacy,” which for the first time tells the life story of Coretta Scott King.
Reynolds was a longtime friend of King, who died in 2006. Prior to King’s death, Reynolds officially signed on to help her write the memoir.
The book chronicles King from her early commitment to the civil rights movement to her eventual marriage to Martin Luther King Jr., which thrust her into the maelstrom of history. She was a strategic partner, standard bearer, marcher, negotiator and crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements.
“1967: Civil Rights at 50” tells the dramatic story of the growing militancy of the struggle for racial justice and features a segment on Martin Luther King’s criticism of the Vietnam War.
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|“1967: Civil Rights at 50” Opens Feb. 3, 2017|
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