A generic update from the King Center
The profound voice and leadership of Coretta Scott King, my mother, a global peace advocate and a human rights activist, still resonates today. Her letter regarding Senator Jeff Sessions, written 30 years ago, yet still prolific, should propel us all toward a commitment to eradicating all systemic injustices. Further, the letter should remind us that she was much more than the widow of a world leader who was a drum major for justice. She was, in her own right, before she married my father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
all photos in this essay by Casey McDaniel
The First Lady of Niger,
Atlanta, GA - March 29, 2012: Mourning the slaying of Florida resident Trayvon Martin, Bernice A. King, MLK Center CEO, today issued the following statement:
“In light of the recent tragedy of the slaying death of young Trayvon Martin, it is evident that America and indeed the world need principles of nonviolent conflict reconciliation more than ever” said King, who will be presiding over a two day Kingian Nonviolence Orientation session in Atlanta this weekend, which was planned prior to the Trayvon Martin tragedy.