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Coretta Scott King
King in 1964
April 27, 1927
|Died||January 30, 2006
|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
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.
Coretta Scott was born in Heiberger, Alabama, the third of four children of Obadiah Scott (1899–1998) and Bernice McMurry Scott (1904–1996). She studied at Lincoln Normal School and at Antioch College.
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
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