The C.O.W.S. Coretta Scott King: MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 9

Friday, May 26th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts the ninth study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King died in January 2006. Before her death, the civil rights icon reviewed her life and accomplishments with acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune encourages everyone to read this memoir, calling it a timely read for the current climate of hostility and “emboldened” White Supremacy. Last week’s session detailed Mrs. King’s counter-racism work in South Africa and her in the United States. She disclosed frustrations with reports that Randall Robinson and Jesse Jackson were not pleased with her involvement in the anti-apartheid effort. She charged that the two attempted to discourage South Africans from speaking with her. Mrs. King remained undeterred and forged a bond with Winnie and Nelson Mandela and stood with Madiba when he was elected president of South Africa. Mrs. King also detailed the tireless work that she and many others, including musical genius Stevie Wonder, invested to obtain a federal holiday for her slain husband. We’ll compare this text to other autobiographies covered on the book club – Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X.

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