The Coretta Scott King Memorial Dedication and Malcolm X Birthday Celebration: Thurs., April 28th
From the Desk of Carl Snowden:
You are cordially invited to attend the dedication of the first memorial to Coretta Scott King in the State of Maryland on Thursday, April 28, 2011, beginning promptly at 12:00 noon on the Annapolis Southern Maryland campus of Sojourner Douglass College, 135 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater, Maryland. Bringing the keynote address will be the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Dr. Bernice A. King.
Joining us in this dedication will be United States District Court Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer. Mrs. King, who would have been 84 years-old this month, died of cancer in 2006. Her activism for human rights was known around the world.
In 1996, she publicly declared that her husband's assassination was a government conspiracy. Following the assassination of Dr. King, she worked with singer and activist Stevie Wonder and others in having his birthday made into a national holiday. Following the dedication, there will be a luncheon. There is no admission charge.
Also, on Thursday, May 19, 2011, there will be a celebration of the birthday of Malcolm X in the State Capitol, Annapolis, Maryland. The birthday celebration will feature a keynote address by Malcolm Shabazz the grandson of Malcolm X. Malcolm X who was assassinated in 1965, co-wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X. which Time Magazine dubbed one of the ten most influential books written in the twentieth century.
The recent new biography on Malcolm entitled "Malcolm X: Reinventions" by Professor Manning Marble has been the source of much discussion. Malcolm Shabazz will share with the audience his experiences growing up as the grandson of the legendary Malcolm X.
This event will be held at the historic Willey H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis, Maryland beginning promptly at 7:00 P.M. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. There is no admission charge. This event is sponsored by the Concerned Muslims of Annapolis and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Inc. For more information, you may telephone 410.573.0607.
It has been said that no one can do everything, but, everyone can do something. If your schedule permit, please attend the aforementioned events and hear what these individuals did that literally changed the world.
A Luta Continua,
Carl O. Snowden
Office for Civil Rights
Attorney General Offices
200 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202