The Amy Biehl Foundation joins the world in mourning for Coretta Scott King. She was a true hero, humanitarian, and social activist. Below you will find the content of the letter she wrote to the Biehl family following Amy's death.
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Biehl,
I am deeplyand personally saddened to learn of your daughter Amy's death. Your loss is shared by all the people of conscience in South Africa, at the King Center, and around the world - - people, who like Amy, have devoted their lives to the quest for worldwide freedom, peace and justice.
Tomorrow, August 28th, commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the March on Washington where my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. As I march tomorrow I will, of course, remember Martin, but I shall also remember Amy's valiant effort and supreme contribution.
Although there is pain and sorrow, you should take great pride in her selfless dedication to such a noble cause. My prayers are with you and your family, now and always.
May God bless you.
Coretta Scott King
|The following program is being put together by ABF Board Member Lori Markowitz.
Worlds Apart HEARTS Together...Community Building Through Global Understanding.
A special middle school educational program will be taking place May 30th- June 2nd in Seattle, Washington.
The program will engage students from Washington Middle School and the Amy Biehl Foundation in artistic workshops and civic dialogue promoting literacy and creative learning through authentic interactions focusing on cross cultural understanding and community building.
Book It Repertory Theater will be performing and providing artists in residents during the program. The University of Washington students and faculty will additionally be participating.
The students will have the opportunity to learn and share their different cultures and experience constructive engagement. The project will prepare the students to become globally competent citizens recognizing their own responsibilities in the world developing leadership skills. The project will encourage the empowerment of youth to help shape their futures. Through the spirit of Amy, the "Power of One" will develop citizens that will build character and confidence.
For more information contact: email@example.com attention Lori Markowitz.