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Birthday celebration remembers life of Coretta Scott King

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A special birthday celebration Monday is remembering the late wife of civil right's leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Coretta Scott King died in 2006 at age 78.

Participants include Ambassador Andrew Young; King Center Vice Chair/Treasurer Dr. Christine King Farris (Dr. King's sister); King Center CEO Dr. Bernice A. King; Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams; Ms. Sherry Frank, former Executive Director, American Jewish Committee and many others who knew and loved her.

"This is going to be an edifying, educational and inspirational experience for both our live and online audiences," said Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center. "This will be the third consecutive year that we have commemorated my mother's birthday (actually April 27), and we have invited a collection of individuals whose experiences with my mother speak to the many different aspects of her life, love and leadership. We are doing this because it is important that the world not forget her priceless contribution to my father's legacy and our global society."

The event will take place at Freedom Hall Auditorium from 10 a.m. to noon and is free and open to the public.

For those that cannot attend, the event will be streamed live.

Audience members, both in person and online, will be able to ask some questions of the panelists.

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