CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 6, 2001
PRESS CONFERENCE FOR
CORETTA SCOTT KING CANCELLED
IOWA CITY, Iowa
The press conference for Coretta Scott King, originally scheduled at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 7, has been cancelled at King's request and will not
Reporters who had planned to attend the press conference
will be allowed into the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union, where Mrs.
King is to present her lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Because of public admission ticket concerns and in
order to gain admission, members of the media should present to IMU door ushers
identification or an employer-issued credential showing the organization they
King has said through her booking agency that she
will not accept questions from reporters during the lecture or the question-and-answer
period following her talk.
The UI Lecture Committee plans to respect her wishes
and asks that reporters refrain from posing questions.