Savage-Jennings, of Trenton, whose red loafers she wore during a demonstration in the rain and mud after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated are in the National Civil Rights Museum, was part of a group that dedicated rosebushes in memory of Coretta Scott King, according to the report.
Savage-Jennings’ son and wife planted the rosebushes on their Lawrence Township property, according to the report. Savage-Jennings told nj.com Coretta Scott King was the matron of honor in her wedding, highlighting a close relationship she had with the civil rights activists.
The commemoration came on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. As the commemoration was taking place in Lawrence, President Barack Obama gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Coretta Scott King and her husband were leaders of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. They helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.