“I Am Reminded That Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On My Birthday…”

In her book of essays Letter to my Daughter, Dr. Maya Angelou speaks of birthday and well wishes exchanged between her and Coretta Scott King every year following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That she remained friends with Mrs. King decades after King’s assassination and referring to the widow as “a chosen friend” speaks volumes about the woman behind the poet/author/dancer/actress/professor/civilrightsactivist. Because I have spent the better part of my … Continue reading “I Am Reminded That Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On My Birthday…”