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CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: melvin-shaw@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 12, 2001

(Editor's Note: Coretta Scott King will be available to meet with the media from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Old Gold Room [First Floor] of the Iowa Memorial Union.)

Coretta Scott King to give Distinguished Lecture

IOWA CITY-- Coretta Scott King will give the 11th annual Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the University of Iowa Lecture Committee, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. The lecture, "An Evening with Coretta Scott King," is free and open to the public, but admittance tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

On Thursday, March 1, tickets guaranteeing admission will be available at the University Box Office for UI students, staff and faculty, but will be limited to one per person.

Remaining tickets will be available to the general public on March 2. Persons appearing at the Main Lounge without tickets may be allowed admission if there are vacant seats. The lecture will be shown closed circuit television in the Second Floor Ballrom of the IMU.

In 1968, following her husband Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, Scott King founded the King Center, the official living memorial to his life, work, and philosophy. In the years since, she has continued to be an advocate against racism, a critic of the death penalty, and a supporter of human rights through her writings and activism.

The UI Lecture Committee invites prominent persons from a range of backgrounds, ideas, and opinions to guest lecture at the UI to enhance the campus learning environment.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Lecture Committee at (319) 335-3255.