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Revisioning the Life of Coretta Scott King

Thursday, January 26, 2012
5:00 AM
Michigan Union Pond Room

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of English, Spelman College

Professor Guy-Sheftall’s lecture will focus on Coretta Scott King's vision of "the beloved community" which Martin Luther King Jr. articulated so eloquently as a civil rights icon. Repositioning Coretta Scott King, mostly known as Dr. King's widow, as a warrior for social justice, this talk will provide a fuller portrait of her extraordinary and largely invisible life, especially her political activism around a broad range of social issues: peace, racism, gay and lesbian rights, sexism, and militarism.