“Continuation of a Dream” – Coretta Scott King Bust

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    On display at the Student Life and Performance Center’s Blumenthal Family Library is a bust of the civil rights leader and a former student of the New England Conservatory, Coretta Scott King.
    King devoted her life to advocate for equal rights to all women and men kind to peace, justice, and none violence. She was the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. for 15 years till he was assassinated in 1968. Upon his unexpected and terrible death, she continued to lead the civil rights movement, raising their four children and working on commemorating her husband’s legacy.
    King’s second passion was music, and she graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1954 with a music education degree. She gave up her dream to become a classical singer but used to sing on the movement’s rallies. In 1971 she received an honorary doctorate of music from NEC.
    The NEC chose to commemorate King’s legacy and contribution to the world with this bronze bust, called “Continuation of a Dream.” It was unveiled on April 24th, 2018, and designed by the artist MacLean Tiffany. It is one of Tiffany’s “Bronze Sculptures of the Human Spirit” series, on display in several institutions across the US.

    Coretta Scott King

    Copyright: American Academy of Achievement
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    Address: The Student Life and Performance Center’s Blumenthal Family Library at the New England Conservatory of Music 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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