It is an intense and volatile time in American History. There is great turbulence
in the nation. The rights of African Americans are finally being addressed. This is the time for
a darker race of people to collectively take a stand... in the name of justice, freedom, and liberty.
It is a warm summer night in Mississippi, 1963. A lone shot rings out... Medgar Evers lies
slain on his front lawn as his children look out in terror through their living room window.
It is February 21, 1965, while addressing a group of Muslims in New York, Al Hajj Malik Shabaaz,
(Malcolm X) is assassinated. His four daughters bare witness to the slaughter of their father. While his
bloody body lie on the Auditorium floor, head cradled in his wife's arms, his children and onlookers are in utter shock.
April 4, 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. While
talking with Jesse Jackson he bends over to tie his shoe... a single bullet penetrates his neck and kills him.
The world is in a state of shock. A peacekeeper, man of justice, an equal rights forerunner... slain by a violent
act of terror.
That decade also saw the lives of two prestigious brothers assassinated, President John F. Kennedy
and his brother, Senator Robert Francis Kennedy.
Three widows kept at the tasks their husbands undertook. They were champions, and their men
would be proud!
WOMEN OF SEASON
Coretta Scott King - Conni Blair
Betty Shabaaz - Renee Matthews-Jackson
Eva Withers-Evans - Myrlie Evers
Voices in Song & Sentiment - Geraldine Washington