Florida State University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during its 33rd Annual MLK Week from Monday, Jan. 18, through Friday, Jan. 22. The weeklong celebration will feature a range of events, including virtual offerings, inspired by the theme “The Black Women in Our Lives.”
In honor of Black History month, each day I will be sharing with you profiles of 50 amazing African American role models who I interviewed in 1985 for my book And Still We Rise. Some, like Maya Angelou, who allowed me to re-frame the title of her poem And Still I Rise for my book, Dick Gregory, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Arthur Ashe have made their heavenly transitions.
Dr. King senior used to talk about the loss of wife Alberta I talk a lot about this in my book My Life, My Love, My Legacy and my book And Still We Rise. He told me that even after losing his son Martin at the hands of a white man and his wife at the hands of a black man he would never stoop low enough to hate anyone.
Happy birthday Coretta Scott King! I’m here with her good friend & confidante, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds to celebrate Mrs. King’s life through her new book!