Suffolk Center offers free matinee of ‘Coretta: A Legacy of Love’

Published 6:02 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is hosting a free performance by Valerie Davis in ‘Coretta: A Legacy of Love’ at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15.

Hailed at the “first lady of the civil rights movement,” Coretta Scott King comes to life in this moving performance by Valerie Davis. From her marriage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to her life dedicated to political activism, she was an American legend at the forefront of the fight for human rights. Through music and stories, this interactive performance asks the audience, through Coretta Scott King’s voice, to consider the question on how they can combat injustice.

Suffolk Center is partneriing with Arts for Learning to bring performance to students of all ages and the general public. This free educational program provides an opportunity for everyone to experience the arts through live theater. Matinee attendees are asked to register in advance and arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance to insure a prompt start time.

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‘Coretta: A Legacy of Love’ is sponsored in part by Virginia African American Cultural Center, Arts for Learning Virginia, Virginia Tourism Commission, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
To register for the matinee, visit For questions, please contact LaFrancis McPherson, Suffolk Center performing arts manager, at 757-923-0003, ext. 103. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is located at 110 W. Finney Ave., in historic downtown Suffolk.