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Title: Coretta Scott King


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Coretta Scott King
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Corettas Life
  • King, Coretta Scott, 19272006, American
    civil-rights leader, b. Heiberger, Ala. She is
    the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. After his
    assassination, she carried on his civil-rights
    work. In the late 1990s she and other family
    members supported the unsuccessful efforts of
    James Earl Ray, the convicted assassion of her
    husband, to win a new trial, believing that
    Martin Luther King was the victim of a conspiracy
    that may have included members of the U.S.
    government. In 1999 she and her family brought
    and won a wrongful death suit against Loyd
    Jowers, who claimed to have arranged King's
    assassination for a Mafia figure. Many experts,
    however, were not convinced by the evidence
    presented during the trial. She wrote My Life
    with Martin Luther King, Jr. (1969).

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Coretta's Relationship With Martin Luther King JR.
  • Marriages in the spotlight often have to deal
    with lack of privacy, long periods of separation,
    gender issues, and temptation. The marriage of
    Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King
    was no different.

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Facts About Coretta
  • Born and raised in Marion, Ala. Graduated
    valedictorian from Lincoln High School. She
    received a BA in music and education from Antioch
    College in Yellow Springs, Ohio Went on to
    study concert singing at Boston's New England
    Conservatory of Music, where she earned a degree
    in voice and violin. After Dr. King's
    Assassination Since her husband's
    assassination in 1968, Mrs. King has devoted much
    of her energy and attention to developing
    programs and building the Atlanta-based Martin
    Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social
    Change as a living memorial to her husband's life
    and dream.

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Coretta
  • Coretta Scott was born on April 27, 1927, in
    Perry County, Alabama, into a family that had
    owned land since the Civil War. Her parents,
    Obadiah and Bernice Scott, were truck farmers.
    Even though the Scotts were better off
    financially than most Blacks in the area, life
    for them and their three children was difficult.
    Scott, along with her mother and sister, tended
    the family garden and crops, fed the chickens and
    hogs, and milked the cows. She helped supplement
    the family income by hiring out to hoe and pick
    cotton.

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Corettas House
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Corettas Family
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Corettas Husband
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Corettas Casket
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Corettas Mother
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