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In His Own Words | July 19, 1952 | Letter to Coretta Scott


Monday January 17, 2022: 11:00am to 11:30am




This quote comes from a letter that King wrote to Coretta Scott, then a woman he had begun dating a few months prior. This letter shows King as a young man in love. The piece, however, moves beyond the poetic language that describes King's romantic feelings for Scott. Here, he shares his mind, how he thinks on topics such as the utopian novel Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, and how he intended to approach his role as a preacher.


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