Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Coretta Scott King 1977. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryCoretta Scott King 1977. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Yesterday (February 7, 2017) , on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Elizabeth Warren—a Radcliffe fellow—started to read a letter written in 1986 by Coretta Scott King to Strom Thurmond, who was the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about President Donald Trump's current Attorney General nominee Jefferson Sessions’s record on civil rights.

That was just the first letter King wrote. There was another one, and there is a copy of it in the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute as part of the records of the National Organization for Women.

You can read it here: 

Finding Aid: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/ead/sch00300/catalog

Photocopy of Coretta Scott King's letter to Senator Strom Thurmond (1986) concerning Jeff Sessions nomination as a federal judge. This photocopy is part of the Schlesinger Library's Records of the National Organization for Women archival collection (NOW's Judicial Watch Project). June 3, 1986. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPhotocopy of Coretta Scott King's letter to Senator Strom Thurmond (1986) concerning Jeff Sessions nomination as a federal judge. This photocopy is part of the Schlesinger Library's Records of the National Organization for Women archival collection (NOW's Judicial Watch Project). June 3, 1986. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library