Posts tagged "Coretta Scott King"
Coretta Scott King, photographed by Moneta Sleet for Ebony in 1958. Mrs. King was a graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio (B.A. Music Education, 1951) and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston (Mus.B. in voice, 1954). Moneta Sleet was the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who took the famous shot of Mrs. King with her daughter Bernice at Dr. King’s funeral in 1968. Photo: Ebony via Art.com.
Happy Mother’s Day! Here is Coretta Scott King singing and playing the piano with her children Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter (left corner) and Bernice at home after church in November 1964. Photo: Flip Schulke/Corbis.
Coretta Scott King was born 86 years ago today in Marion, Alabama. Mrs. King was a graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio (B.A. Music Education, 1951) and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston (Mus.B. in voice, 1954). In this photo, she is flashing the peace sign at an anti-war rally at the White House on May 9, 1970. She was one of over 100,000 demonstrators who attended the rally to protest the war in Vietnam and Cambodia. Photo: Benjamin E. “Gene” Forte/CNP/Corbis.
As you well know, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born 84 years ago today in Atlanta, Georgia. But did you know that he was born with the name Michael? In this awesome photo (doesn’t he look adorable in his hat?), Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protest the lack of voting rights for African Americans in 1965. Photo: Steve Schapiro/Corbis.
Coretta Scott King and her daughter, Yolanda, photographed by Moneta Sleet for EBONY in 1958. Moneta Sleet was the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who took the famous shot of Mrs. King with her daughter Bernice at Dr. King’s funeral in 1968.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just being… Martin. In January and February 1967, Dr. King wrote the first draft of his final book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” in Ocho Rios, Jamaica at a rented, secluded house with no telephone. He was joined by his wife, Coretta Scott King, his aide, Rev. Bernard Lee, and his secretary, Dora McDonald. The pictures I used for this collage and more appeared in the June 1967 issue of Ebony magazine. According to the article, Dr. King responded to news reports about him taking a vacation by saying, “I’m working as hard as ever. I’d like a vacation when I finish the book.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Belafonte stand behind Coretta Scott King as she speaks at the ‘Stars for Freedom’ rally on the last night of the historic Selma to Montgomery march in support of voter rights in Montgomery, Alabama on March 24, 1965. Photo: Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images.