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Coretta Scott King

Courage & Determination.

Intro to Her Life.
Her Child Hood.
Courage & Determination.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Coretta Scott King Award.
The King Center.
Coretta and Civil rights.
Resources

By 1964, King was the mother of four children: Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott, and Bernice Albertine, and her husband had won the Nobel Peace Prize. She had become active with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, giving speeches and coming out from the shadow of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr. Though usually at her husband's side, often King made solo appearances at various civil rights functions that her could not attend. She also performed at benefit concerts by lecturing and even singing to the audience. On April 4, 1968, King received the worst news she could ever imagine. Her husband was shot and killed while giving a speech on a hotel balcony. This news broke King's heart, but she knew that she had to be strong for her children and to continue the work of her husband.

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Coretta at her husbands funeral.

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