Coretta Scott King Keynote Address- 20th MIT Annual MLK Celebration (1994)

In 1994, Coretta Scott King was the keynote speaker at MIT's 20th annual celebration of the birth of her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She addressed the MIT community in Kresge Auditorium, following the traditional silent march that travels from Lobby 7 and Massachusetts Avenue to the auditorium. The year's theme was "The Movement for Economic and Social Justice: 1994 and Beyond".

Over two decades of MLK Celebration keynotes are anthologized in Reflections of the Dream, 1975-1994: Twenty-One Years Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Jr. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Clarence G. Williams (MIT Press, 1996), which concludes with King's keynote.

During the Civil Rights Movement, it was college students like you, students of all races and religions, who provided crucial leadership for social change.

Coretta Scott King, 1994

Timeline: 1990s
Career: Community
Object: Video
Collection: Activism, Charles Vest, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Keynotes, Martin Luther King, Jr., Women