MOUNT VERNON – Behind every good man there is an even better woman. Behind the Civil Rights activist and man of peace, Martin Luther King, was an amazing woman in her own right, Coretta Scott King. This coming Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Chautauqua Series sponsored in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation will present Dr. Annette Jefferson as Coretta Scott King. Dr. Jefferson has presented many programs for the Chautauqua Series over the years and never fails to amaze.
Besides being the wife of Martin Luther King, did you know she was a writer, singer, civil rights activist, and upon the news of her death, moments of reflection, remembrance, and mourning began around the world. In the United States Senate, Majority Leader Bill Frist presented Senate Resolution 362 on behalf of all U.S. Senators, with the afternoon hours filled with respectful tributes throughout the U.S. Capitol. On August 31, 2006, following a moment of silence in memoriam to the death of Coretta Scott King, the United States House of Representatives presented House Resolution 655 in honor of her legacy. In an unusual action, the resolution included a grace period of five days in which further comments could be added to it.
Opening the program will be Chris Petee, Desmond Wall and Mike Petee performing the music of Peter, Paul and Mary, presenting many of the songs the group sang at the famous March on Washington in 1963 when Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.
The event is presented at ThePlace@TheWoodward [120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon], a first floor facility. Doors open on this donation based event at 6 PM, program starts at 7 PM and a question and answer period with Coretta Scott King will happen immediately after the program. For more information on this and upcoming programs call 740-392-6102 or visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org.