Inside Media: The Life of Coretta Scott King

February 4, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free with Newseum admission.
Inside Media: The Life of Coretta Scott King @ Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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.

Inside Media programs are made possible with generous support from Kate Headline in honor of her husband Bill Headline, CNN Washington bureau chief from 1983 to 1996.

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Contributing support for “1967: Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Altria Group.

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