Friday, April 7th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts the second study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King, who died in 2006, told her story to acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune highly recommended the new work, characterizing it an appropriate read for the current climate of open hostility and “emboldened” White Supremacy. Last week’s segment detailed the generations of trauma Mrs. King and her Alabama family were subjected to. Racists burned down here house when she was 15, her great-uncle was lynched after being accused of dating a white woman, and her father’s sawmill was burned down when he refused to sell to a White man. Mrs. King provide comprehensive detail of the love and black self respect her parents, Obadiah Scott and Bernice McMurry Scott, provided her. Mrs. Scott left Alabama to attend Antioch College in Ohio – the same institute the late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing attended. Mrs. Scott describes the hardships of “dating” a White boy and the value she ascribed to having two White roommates and making White friends. Even with all of this new found White validation and acceptance, Racist White educators would not allow Mrs. King to complete her course work by training in the Ohio public schools. Just like Dr. Welsing, Mrs. King recalled the White president of Antioch having a dog named “nigger.” We’ll compare this text to some of the other biographies we’ve covered on the book club – Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X.


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