2021 Coretta Scott King Center Legacy Celebration: Sisterhood & Social Justice
If you missed our Sisterhood & Social Justice Celebration on April 29, 2021, in partnership with the Antioch College Coretta Scott King Center, and in honor of peace and justice advocates Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou, we hope you will check it out
Special Thank You to Shadia Alvarez, Director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Social Justice; President Emeritus of Antioch College Tom Manley, Celebrate! Maya Project board member Adele Holmes, and to the award-winning young poets Jamee and Norel McAdoo.
Yellow Springs, OH (April 9, 2021)—The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual
Freedom (CSKC) will co-host its annual Legacy Celebration through a free, open-to-the-public,
virtual gathering on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1 PM EDT in partnership with the Celebrate!
Maya Project. Sisterhood & Social Justice honors the life and legacy of two American giants,
Coretta Scott King (Antioch College Class of 1951) and Dr. Maya Angelou.
Registration for this event is available online at antiochcollege.edu/cskc and will close Thursday,
April 22, 2021.
This event will be an acknowledgment of—and celebration of—Coretta Scott King’s and Maya
Angelou’s lifelong works to address America’s historical racial and social injustices through their
art, humanities, civil rights, and social justice efforts, and recognition of other Americans whose
work closely align with theirs. Both were born in the month of April, and both left the world better
thanks to their legacy of civil rights, social justice, and the humanities.
Attendees of the Legacy Celebration will gain a sense of the generational nature of American
social justice movements, from the civil rights era to the work continuing in the present day.
Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, who collectively resisted opposition to the
desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957, will give the keynote address. She
has lifelong experience and commitment to peacemaking, environmental issues, developing
youth leadership, antiracism education and training, cross-cultural communication, and gender
and social justice advocacy.
Jamee McAdoo and Norel McAdoo, both graduates of Little Rock Central High School, will also
perform their poetry for attendees. Jamee McAdoo, an undergraduate student at Jackson State
University, is a professional spoken-word poet, award-winning playwright, former on-air radio personality, published author, and the first and forever 2019 Miss Heritage’s Outstanding Teen.
Norel McAdoo is a well-renowned award-winning poet and was crowned the 2018 Arkansas
Teen Poet Laureate. In addition, he teaches poetry workshops and has been commissioned to
travel across the world to do so.
Both organizations will present awards recognizing social justice trailblazers during the Legacy
Celebration. The awards will include the Celebrate! Maya Project Social Justice award, which
recognizes and celebrates the social justice work of Maya Angelou, and the Coretta Scott King
Center’s annual awards, the Legacy Award and Coretta Scott King Student Award.
This celebration will be followed by discussions on how to utilize Mrs. King’s and Dr. Angelou’s
works as blueprints for addressing America’s social injustices and inequalities, and how to
measure real and lasting progress toward equity and justice in our local and national
About The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College
The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom honors the legacy of
Antioch’s renowned alumna Coretta Scott King by facilitating learning, dialogue, and action to
advance social justice. The CSKC is the site of training, Kingian nonviolence workshops, an
annual Social Justice Symposium, and other programs and educational initiatives. Learn more
About the Celebrate! Maya Project
The Celebrate! Maya Project (CMP) was established in 2014, with the mission of celebrating the
legacy of literary icon Maya Angelou by taking her story to Arkansas schools and communities
and using her life journey as a blueprint for literary and arts programs in the schools—with
special emphasis on the Arkansas Delta regions. The organization promotes Maya Angelou’s
life and legacy through public forums, writing, poetry, history workshops, and creative arts
competitions. Learn more at celebratemayaproject.org.
About Antioch College
Antioch College is a groundbreaking and progressive institution and community, dedicated to
winning victories for humanity. Antioch students apply their classroom learning in the world
at-large, through extended Co-op work placements with national and international organizations.
Antioch teaches and lives its commitments to educational innovation, an engaged campus
community, and the pursuit of social justice in all its forms. Antioch College is located in Yellow
Springs, OH, in the heart of the Miami Valley. Learn more at antiochcollege.edu and on
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