Member Preview: Man Behind the Movement

Join us May 10 for a Member Preview in honor of Mother's Day and Coretta Scott King.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
2-4 p.m.

Featuring a presentation by civil rights scholar Dr. Vicki Crawford.

Event located on the lower level of The Center in the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection Gallery.

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Coretta Scott King
Photo by Herman Hiller / New York World-Telegram & Sun
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


About the Member Preview Event

The Center invites our valued members to be among the first to see and learn about our newest exhibition, Man Behind the Movement.  As this exhibition highlights Martin Luther King, Jr.’s personal life, we will celebrate Mother’s Day by learning more about one of the women behind the movement, King’s wife and civil rights activist, Coretta Scott King.

Civil rights scholar Dr. Vicki Crawford will join us for the opening of the new exhibition to speak on the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King, highlighting her significant role in establishing the MLK federal holiday, in spearheading the preservation of Dr. King’s papers, and the promotion of his teachings on peace and nonviolence.

The reception and presentation will begin at 2 p.m., to be followed by a guided viewing of the Man Behind the Movement exhibition.

Also on view on the Lower Level is the photography exhibition celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The photos feature the struggle and success of the Disability Rights Movement which culminated in the passage and signing of the ADA on July 26, 1990. The exhibition also documents twenty-five years of improvements and a number of protections, as well as the continued work toward equity in access and opportunity.

About Vicki Crawford:
Dr. Vicki Crawford is the Director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection and a scholar of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Crawford served as an editor for the groundbreaking volume of essays, Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, which was published in the 1990s as one the first collections to highlight women’s leadership roles in civil and human rights. She is a graduate of Spelman College and Emory University. In addition to her role at Morehouse College, Dr. Crawford leads the curatorial team at The Center, where she works with exhibits displayed in the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery.