Location: Arts Building Lecture Theatre 3 (Room 127)

Category: Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research

Dates: Tuesday 20th March 2018 (17:30-19:00)

The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion warmly invites you to this special public lecture, given by Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds.

  • Speaker: Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds

This new memoir-cum biography of Coretta Scott King explores her life with Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights Revolution era and her continuing journey in support of civil rights after her husband’s murder. The event is a commemoration of her life and also marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death.

This talk will be of huge interest to anyone interest in the history of the civil rights movement and will demonstrate that Coretta Scott King deserves to be remembered in history as a champion of the cause in her own right.

Dr Barbara Reynolds was on the founding editorial board of USA Today newspaper, was the first African American female Harvard Neiman Fellow of Journalism, has written 8 books, and has contributed to the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Playboy, Ebony, and Essence.  She has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, C-Span, MSNBC, and hosted her own satellite radio show for almost a decade. For details of her new book, please visit the Hodder & Stoughton website.


You can find the best way to travel to the University of Birmingham on the Getting here – Edgbaston Campus webpage. The Arts Building can be found at reference R16 on the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus map (this map also highlights mobility access). Disability access information can be found on the Disability access webpage.

1 Comment

  1. I just finished reading, “My Life, My Love, My Legacy”. I learned so much about Mrs. King that I didn’t know. I learned so much about her involvement in the civil rights struggle that I was not aware of. I was so glad to hear her story. It gives new meaning to the “behind every good man is a good woman” statement. She was a remarkable woman. I lived a great deal of the civil rights movement. Denise McNair was my childhood friend and playmate. I was one of three who integrated the public school system in a rural town in Alabama. We had no national media attention or National Guard to protect us. I truly understand the struggles we as a people have gone through and continue to experience to this day. You wanted others to judge the result of your work with Mrs. King; to know if you accomplished the goal of her soul talking to us. Yes, you did that! I felt as if she was in the room with me. I am enlightened and inspired by her story. Thank You! I wish you peace and blessings and continued success in all of your endeavors!

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