Coretta Scott King, 1927-2006

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Coretta Scott King speaks at Harvard’s Class Day in 1968

Her husband’s death still raw, King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, agreed to take his place and speak on Class Day in 1968. By then, the nation was mourning yet another loss. Only six days before she spoke, Civil Rights advocate and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot to death in Los Angeles.

Coretta Scott King's speech at Harvard (1968)
from the collection of the Harvard Film Archive, Item #5977
Digitized from a 16mm Ektachrome camera original made by WGBH

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