Coretta Scott King was just forming the center designed to carry forward her husband’s legacy when this photo was taken of her in 1970. Checks from around the world flowed into SCLC following Dr. King’s death in 1968. SCLC was organizing a movement uniting the nation’s poor to demand economic justice, and badly needed money. But Mrs. King told SCLC President Ralph David Abernathy to forward the checks to her to build the King Center. SCLC wanted to fund a movement. Mrs. King wanted to build a monument. The “Poor People’s Campaign” was a disaster. SCLC went into eclipse.

Coretta Scott King was just forming the center designed to carry forward her husband’s legacy when this photo was taken of her in 1970. Checks from around the world flowed into SCLC following Dr. King’s death in 1968. SCLC was organizing a movement uniting the nation’s poor to demand economic justice, and badly needed money. But Mrs. King told SCLC President Ralph David Abernathy to forward the checks to her to build the King Center. SCLC wanted to fund a movement. Mrs. King wanted to build a monument. The “Poor People’s Campaign” was a disaster. SCLC went into eclipse.

Coretta Scott King was just forming the center designed to carry forward her husband’s legacy when this photo was taken of her in 1970. Checks from around the world flowed into SCLC following Dr. King’s death in 1968. SCLC was organizing a movement uniting the nation’s poor to demand economic justice, and badly needed money. But Mrs. King told SCLC President Ralph David Abernathy to forward the checks to her to build the King Center. SCLC wanted to fund a movement. Mrs. King wanted to build a monument. The “Poor People’s Campaign” was a disaster. SCLC went into eclipse.

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