ATLANTA-January 13, 2017 The annual Book Signing that takes place during the King Holiday Observance is one of The King Center’s most beloved events. This year’s Book Signing will be especially poignant, as the featured selection will be My Life, My Love, My Legacy, the new memoir of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, founder of The King Center, as told to the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds. An intimate conversation with Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center and Dr. Reynolds and will be moderated by Jocelyn Dorsey. The event will take place at The King Center in the Yolanda D. King Theatre for the Performing Arts, 449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA30312. The event will take place from 5pm- 8pm.
Mrs. King’s first book, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr., focused on her husband and her role as the iconic civil rights leader’s wife and partner in the work of the Movement. In My Life, My Love, My Legacy she emerges not as a wife, widow, mother or leader, but as herself, Coretta. It is the compelling, inspiring story of her own life, as told to Dr. Reynolds.
My Life, My Love, My Legacywill be officially published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, but advance copies will be exclusively available at the Book Signing. Copies can also be pre-ordered from The King Center Bookstore and Resource Center (Click here to purchase book or call in your order at 404-526-8923).
In addition to Dr. King and Dr. Reynolds, the Book Signing will include several other titles written by members of the King family. Featured authors include:
- Dr. Angela Farris Watkins (Dr. King’s niece) will sign both of her books, My Uncle Martin’s Words for America: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference and Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece).
- Mrs. Christine King Farris (Dr. King’s sister) will sign her books, My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Through It All: Reflections on My Life, My Family and My Faith.
- Mrs. Naomi King (the widow of Dr. King’s brother, Alfred Daniel King) will sign her book, A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared to Dream.
All the featured books will be for sale at The King Center’s Book Store and Resource Center, located adjacent to the auditorium. The Event is FREE and open to the public.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The King Center is the official living memorial and programmatic nonprofit organization committed to educating the world on the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Center serves to inspire new generations to carry forward his unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers who are continuing his efforts today. The King Center’s premiere educational initiative, Nonviolence365™, is based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and engages participants from various sectors of society, including emerging and next generation leaders, in modules and exercises that enhance communication, leadership, interpersonal and conflict reconciliation skills.