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Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King
King in 1964
April 27, 1927
|Died||January 30, 2006 (aged 78)|
|Occupation||Civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, human rights, equal rights activist, author|
|Spouse(s)||Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|Children||Yolanda King (deceased)|
Martin Luther King III
Dexter Scott King
|Parent(s)||Obadiah Scott |
Bernice McMurray Scott
|Family||Martin Luther King, Sr. (father-in-law)|
Alberta Williams King (mother-in-law)
Christine King Farris (sister-in-law)
Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. She was the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Scott King helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Scott King played an important role in the years after her husband's 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women's Movement.
King was married to Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1953 until his death in 1968. They had four children: Dexter Scott King; Yolanda King; Bernice Albertine King and Martin Luther King III
- "Coretta Scott King". Women's History. Gale Virtual Reference Library. http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/whm/bio/king_c_s.htm.
- "Leader Passes Quietly into the Night: Coretta Scott King Dies at 78". National Black Justice Coalition. January 31, 2006. http://www.nbjcoalition.org/news/coretta-scott-king-retires.html. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
|Wikisource has original writing related to this article:|
- Coretta Scott King's oral history video excerpts at The National Visionary Leadership Project
- Coretta Scott King's political donations
- About.com Profile of Coretta Scott King, Human Rights Advocate
- Coretta Scott King entry from African American Lives – OUP Blog
- A King Among Men (King family vegetarianism)
- Coretta Scott King at Find-A-Grave