Nevertheless, She Persisted: Barnard Students Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter

On February 7, 2017, Republicans in the Senate blocked Senator Elizabeth Warren from reading a letter by Coretta Scott King detailing the racist actions of Trump Attorney General Jefferson Sessions at his Senate confirmation hearing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Barnard students read critical excerpts of Coretta Scott King’s letter in the video above. A full-length version with the letter being read in its entirety is available here:

This video was produced by Barnard IMATS with the Barnard Center for Research on Women and edited by Melanie Hibbert. Thanks to Shayoni Mitra and Elizabeth Castelli.

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