EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — Organizers a breaking ground on a new memorial garden honoring Coretta Scott King in Maryland for her legacy as a human rights advocate.

Organizers say it will be one of the nation’s first memorials honoring the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

At a ceremonial groundbreaking Sunday, dozens gathered to see the first progress on the memorial in Anne Arundel County. It’s scheduled for completion this spring.

Carl Snowden, who is leading the effort and is director of the state attorney general’s civil rights office, says Coretta Scott King deserves her own memorial.

The memorial at Sojourner-Douglass College will have a fountain in the center with plaques bearing six sayings by Coretta Scott King. Many flowers in the garden will be pink and red, her favorite colors.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. seashell says:

    It’s a wonderful way to honor her with a lovely flower memorial. Is the city or college flipping the bill for the construction and upkeep? Considering she’s just the widow, probably a plaque and some flowers would have been sufficient enough. Let’s just hope the younger people will appreciate the meaning behind it and not vandalize it.

  2. peterthe geator says:

    Another place for the porch monkeys to hang out & smoke dope do drugs rape & murder. The king drunk Carl Snowden is leading the way. Great, our tax dollars at work.p

  3. hhhhggyttyffdvfdfvdyve says:

    Hey Peter you guys should’ve killed us when you had the chance.

    Its too late now. Your people missed the opportunity.

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