Coretta Scott King. American Civil Rights Activist. Color, 8x10, Inscribed Photo


Coretta Scott King. American Civil Rights Activist. Color, 8x10, Inscribed Photo

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Coretta Scott King. American Civil Rights Activist. Color, 8x10, Inscribed Photo:
$2500.00


Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 - January 30,2006), was an American civil rights activist, and wife of civil rights leader,Martin Luther King, Jr. Workingside-by-side with her husband, she took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott andwas instrumental in passage of the Civil Rights Act. She helped lead the African-American CivilRights Movement in the 1960s. She played a prominent role in the years afterher husband's 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership of thestruggle for racial equality. She becamea dynamic Civil Rights leader and crusader for peace in her own right. She strongly advocated for the rights ofBlacks in America and in South Africa.In 1969 she founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for NonviolentSocial Change, in Atlanta, Georgia. Shealso sought to make her husband's birthday a national holiday. The Centeractively carries on Dr. King's teachings of nonviolent social protest. CorettaKing died in January 2006 due to complications from ovarian cancer arising fromrespiratory failure. Her funeral was attended by four of five living U.S.Presidents and by over 10,000 people. She was temporary buried on the groundsof the King Center, and later interred next to her husband.

The rare high quality color photograph, mattfinish, 8"x10" overall size, image 7¾"x8", is inscribed andhand-signed in black at the bottom of the photo: "To/Mr. Vxxxd Gxxxn/Very bestwishes/(signed) Coretta Scott King".Photo shows President Jimmy Carter receiving the Martin Luther King Jr.Nonviolent Peace Prize from Coretta King, president of the King Center. (The occasion was held at the EbenezerBaptist Church on January 14, 1979. The award consisted of a citation, a medal,and a cash stipend of $1,000 which the President donated to the Center). The photo was accompanied by a coveringletter (a copy of which will be furnished to the buyer), on the Martin LutherKing Jr. Center for Non Violent Social Change letterhead, 8½x11, datedSeptember 20, 1984 and reads: "DearMr. Vxxxxx...(see full content of letter which is attached, name and address details are temporarily masked)" and is signedby Dolores Harmon, Administrative Assistant to Mrs. King. Rare historical item. The signed photo is in very fine condition. No returns allowed.Shipping by courier service, duly insured.


Coretta Scott King. American Civil Rights Activist. Color, 8x10, Inscribed Photo:
$2500.00

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