His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Coretta Scott King and Dexter Scott King paying his respects at Martin Luther King, Jr. tomb in Atlanta in 1995.
ICT mourns the passing of a great human and civil rights leader, Coretta Scott King, who passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, Jan. 31. She was 78. Coretta Scott King worked tireless to uphold the legacy of her late husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. and founded the King Center in Atlanta.
In 1995 I had the honor of accompanying His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta. His Holiness was invited to tour the center by Mrs. King and her son, Dexter King.
It was one of the most profound moments of my life to see two of the worlds leading civil and human rights advocates discussing the work of Dr. King as well as the problems that the world was facing at that time.
I am honored to share with you some photos of that day, as we all mourn the passing of a great woman, Coretta Scott King.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Coretta Scott King and her children, Dexter Scott and Bernice Albertine at the King Center in Atlanta.
Coretta Scott King showing an exhibit about the life of her late husband to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere, Chairman of ICT’s Board of Directors.
Coretta Scott King: 1927 – 2006