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When Martin Luther King, Jr. passed in 1968, his widow understandably could have retired from public life and devoted herself to bringing up her children. Instead, Coretta Scott King carried on her husband's work,

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Royan Robinson Mrs. Altschuler HUMA 202.002 February 6, 2006 Coreta Scott King Thesis: When Martin Luther King, Jr. passed in 1968, his widow understandably could have retired from public life and devoted herself to bringing up her children. Instead, Coretta Scott King carried on her husband's work, trying to fulfill his dream of and America in which all people had equal rights. I. Born on April 27, 1927, in Heiberger near Marion, Alabama, Coretta Scott spent her childhood on a far owned by her parents, Obie Leonard Scott and Bernice McMurry Scott. A. The middle child of three, Coretta would walk five miles to a one-room school called Crossroads. B. When she was older, she studied at Lincoln High School in Marion, nine miles away. C. She graduated at the top of her class in 1945. II. After graduating she enrolled in Antioch College A. In Antioch College her sister, Edythe, was the first fulltime black student to live on campus. ...read more.

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passed in 1968, his widow understandably could have retired from public life and devoted herself to bringing up her children. Instead, Coretta Scott King carried on her husband's work, trying to fulfill his dream of and America in which all people had equal rights. Coretta has become an international icon for her efforts to promote nonviolent social change. Born on April 27, 1927, in Heiberger near Marion, Alabama, Coretta Scott spent her childhood on a farm owned by her parents, Obie Leonard Scott and Bernice McMurry Scott. The middle child of three, Coretta would walk five miles to a one-room school called Crossroads. When she was older, she studied at Lincoln High School in Marion, nine miles away. She graduated at the top of her class in 1945. After graduating she enrolled in Antioch College. King majored in music and education. In Antioch College her sister, Edythe, was the first fulltime black student to live on campus. ...read more.

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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. Immediately after her husband's death, King was involved in many things. For example, she published her first biography, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. She focused on raising her children and continued her and her husband's dream of equality for all. After many years of speeches, fundraising, and building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non Violent Social Change was opened in 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia. From her beginnings as a civil rights activist to the eulogy of her husband to her most recent public speeches, Coretta's messaged has remained the same. Coretta has always spoken out for human rights and freedom for all people. She spoke on what she believed in and made sure she was heard. She also traveled to other countries and learned of their culture. She has inspired many youths to stick to their goals and you can get somewhere. She was a strong individual that have changed lives and will always inspire anyone. ...read more.

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