Coretta Scott King’s Work May Inspire Black Women

“I know that her voice and her life can serve as a true inspiration to so many women,” Coretta Scott King's daughter said at the National Press Club.

After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968,  his wife, Coretta Scott King, asked Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson to edit and publish his papers. The last of 14 volumes is expected to come out in 2025 with the help of MLK’s daughter, Bernice King said. Bernice would like her mother to be honored too.

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This Friday Bernice King has announced she wants her family to publish the speeches, letters and commentary of Coretta Scott King. “I know that her voice and her life can serve as a true inspiration to so many women,” Bernice King said at the National Press Club.

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“My mother has such a wealth of materials and it’s tragic that it cannot be contained in a book like this,” King said concerning  “My Life, My Love, My Legacy,” a memoir by Coretta Scott King written in collaboration with Barbara Reynolds and published earlier this year.

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Though no information about the publishing company had the sponsors has been announced yet, we gladly welcome the news. The legacy of an incredibly powerful woman such as Coretta Scott King has enormous value for the Black community.

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