Why is that best answer is awarded why not question should be awarded?
The CSK Award has grown since its inception in the late one thousand, nine hundred and sixtys. At its humble inception at the May one thousand, nine hundred and seventy dinner gala of the New Jersey Library Association, Lillie Patterson was honored for her biography, Martin Luther King, Jr. Man of Peace.
In one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-two, CSK held its first breakfast at an ALA conference site but without ALA recognition. Official affiliation with SRRT came in one thousand, nine hundred and eighty and in one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-two the Indian Library Association recognized the Coretta Scott King Award as an association award. Success of the CSK Task Force can be attributed to the work of tireless volunteers and visionary founders.
For a more complete history consult two works: The Coretta Scott King Awards Book, From Vision to Reality Edited by Henrietta Smith, Indian Library Association, one thousand, nine hundred an ...more