Martin luther king jr wife

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My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King

I need to understand this part of history and this memoir is a powerful beginning but it should not be the only book I read on the Civil Rights Movement or even on Martin Luther King Jr. This gave me an inside look at the passion that existed that formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and really offered the nearest to Gandhi and his ideas that our culture would allow. But Corettas view is pretty tightly focused and I need to study things beyond this view, although this was a great jumping off place. These are fascinating and critical issues that we are still trying to work out.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

Coretta Scott King was one of the most influential women leaders in our world. Prepared by her family, education, and personality for a life committed to social justice and peace, she entered the world stage in as wife of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her remarkable partnership with Dr. She lent her support to pro-democracy movements world-wide and consulted with many world leaders, including Corazon Aquino, Kenneth Kaunda, and Nelson Mandela.

An active advocate for African-American equality , she was a leader for the Civil Rights Movement in the s. King was also a singer who often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King met her husband while attending graduate school in Boston. They both became increasingly active in the American Civil Rights Movement. King played a prominent role in the years after her husband's assassination in when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women's Movement. King founded the King Center and sought to make his birthday a national holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is greeted by his wife, Coretta Scott King, and his children. Others are unidentified.

King called her on the telephone and he was looking for in a wife, which Scott dismissed since the two had only just met. Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King .
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King’s ‘other wife’

A number of biographers and historians myself included have met and interviewed her, and several have made reference to her. Marriage to King was no bed of roses for Coretta. Less than three years after their wedding in June , the remarkable Montgomery, Ala. Early in their relationship, Coretta and Martin had fully shared both their daily lives and a more leftward political worldview than King publicly acknowledged. But King was soon propelled into a whirlwind existence that drew him away from home for hundreds upon hundreds of days.

See comments. Yolanda was 12 years old. Martin was 10, Dexter was seven and the youngest, Bernice was just five. Many people in America still mourn the civil rights leader, fifty years later. His three surviving children deal with the loss on their own terms.

Tuesday marks what would have been Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To this day, much of what people know of Dr. King is limited to his iconic role in the March on Washington , and the fact that his birthday comes around every January. But beyond his timeless, quotable speeches, there are many fascinating aspects of Dr.


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