Day 116: Happy Birthday BKS and CSK
It may interest you to know that my father was legal counsel to Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. More than this, the Kings and Silvers were family. When it was discovered that my mother and Coretta shared the same birthday-- April 27-- our families held a combined party for both ladies for several years.
My mother is the only person on this planet to blow out the candles on the same birthday cake with Coretta Scott King. Alas, it was just the three of us at lunch today: my mother, my father and I. But never a 27th of April passes without including Coretta in our memories and prayers.
Pictured here, above: Barbara Silver and Coretta Scott King snuffing out the candles on their cake at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, 1976;
and on the bottom, the next mayor of Savannah GA with Mrs. King in 1981.