From The Archives: Coretta Scott King
Listen to Coretta Scott King speaking at the UT Forum Series on February 25, 1975.
During the month of February, as we observe Black History Month, we’re taking the opportunity to dig into the KUT archives and bring you some of the incredible voices that have spoken on the University of Texas of Austin campus over the past 50 years.
Our first recording in this series is from February 25, 1975, when Coretta Scott King visited Austin and spoke at the UT Forum Series. She discussed her work on the National Committee for Full Employment. Even though it is from over 30 years ago, her words are still as fresh, inspiring and poignant as ever.
“What can be said of a country that forgoes the needs of its children and the care of its elderly for gleaming rolls of nuclear bombs and other weapons of destruction far in excess of any rational need?”
She goes on to say:
“For if as the saying goes that war is too important to be left to the generals, then it is equally true that social and economic justice in America is far to important to be left to the specialists.”
We thoroughly enjoyed listening back to this tape and we hope you have the time to travel to 1975 and check out Coretta Scott King as well.