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Title: Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King
Humanitarian and Civil Rights Activist 1927--2006
"If American women would increase their voting
turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an
end to all of the budget cuts in programs
benefiting women and children. Coretta Scott King
Key events in the life of Coretta Scott King
  • April 27, 1927 - Coretta Scott is born in Perry
    County, Ala.
  • 1947 - Begins attending Antioch College in Yellow
    Springs, Ohio. She would earn a bachelor's in
    music and education and later study concert
    singing at Boston's New Egland Conservatory of

Key events in the life of Coretta Scott King
  • June 18, 1953 - Marries the Rev. Martin Luther
    King Jr. in Marion, Ala.
  • Nov. 17, 1955 - Yolanda Denise is born in
    Montgomery, Ala.

Coretta, the Mother
  • Coretta Scott King plays piano and sings with
    her children Yolanda, Marty, Dexter and Bernice
    at home after church

Key events in the life of Coretta Scott King
  • Jan. 30, 1956 - A bomb is thrown onto the Kings'
    Montgomery home. Coretta King is in the house
    with baby Yolanda. No one is injured.
  • Oct. 23, 1957 - Martin Luther King III is born in

A Family Together
  • Martin Luther King Jr. eats Sunday dinner with
    his wife, Coretta Scott King, and their young
    children at home in Atlanta

Key events in the life of Coretta Scott King
  • Jan. 24, 1960 - The King family moves from
    Montgomery to Atlanta, where King becomes
    co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church with his
  • Jan. 30, 1961 - Dexter Scott King is born in
  • March 28, 1963 - Bernice Albertine King is born
    in Atlanta.

I Have a Dream
  • Aug. 28, 1963 - At the March on Washington, King
    delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech at the
    Lincoln Memorial.

Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott
    King during a news conference following the
    announcement that he had been awarded the Nobel
    Peace Prize

Selma Alabama March
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. with his wife Coretta
    Scott King and colleagues during the famous march
    from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital in
    Montgomery, March 1965.

Side by Side
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta
    march together along a rural Mississippi road
    with the March Against Fear.

  • Coretta Scott King and her daughters, Yolanda
    and Bernice, talk with a fellow parishioner
    outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

April 4, 1968 King is assassinated in Memphis,
  • Coretta Scott King holds her sleeping daughter
    Bernice at the funeral of her husband, Martin
    Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center
June 26, 1968 - Coretta King founds the Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta.
  • Coretta Scott King displaying her book My Life
    With Martin Luther King Jr. February 9, 1970.

Coretta Scott King speaks at a peace
demonstration in Washington, D.C., 1970.
Martin Luther King Day
Nov. 3, 1983 - President Reagan signs a bill
establishing the third Monday of every January as
the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday.
Picketing Apartheid
Coretta Scott King walks a picket line with
others to protest apartheid in South Africa, in
this November, 1984 at the South African Embassy
in Washington. King, who turned a life shattered
by her husband's assassination
into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of
human rights and equality.
40th Anniversary Bus Boycott

Coretta Scott King, left, Jaunita Abernathy,
center, and Rosa Parks at Alabama State
University on Dec 2, 1995 to commemorate
the 40th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Coretta Scott King speaks at a commemorative
    service honoring her late husband at Ebenezer
    Baptist Church in 1997

First Lady of Civil Rights
Academy of Achievement
Coretta Scott King is inducted 1997

A Museum of Living History
  • When you are willing to make sacrifices for a
    great cause, you will never be alone.

A Woman with a Purpose
  • Coretta Scott King addresses a large crowd at
    Brown Chapel AME church during a pre-march rally
    before the reenactment of the
  • crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday,
    March 6, 2005 in Selma, Ala.

A Dream to be Carried On
  • Aug. 16, 2005 - Suffers a stroke.
  • Jan 16, 2006 - Watches the King Day ceremonies on
    television, the 20th anniversary of the federal
  • Jan. 31, 2006 - The family announces she died

A Place of Honor
  • Coretta Scott King being carried by Georgia
    State Troops to lie in state in the Capital in
    Atlanta Georgia, Saturday, February 4, 2006

  • Coretta Scott King lies in honor as mourners
    pass by in Atlanta on February 4, 2006. The wife
    of the slain civil rights leader who died on
    January 30th at the age of 78 is the first woman
    and the first black person to lie in honor in
  • Four to five thousand people an hour came to
    view King lying in honor.

In memory of Coretta Scott King
  • Complied and Edited by
  • Susan Ging Lent