Abiding Faith In Corett The Story Of Coretta Scott King

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Register to read the introduction… She was very much involved in everything that Martin was doing and did it while raising her children, all without seeing very much of Martin. And not seeing very much of him didn’t faze her or their children at all. “When I think back over my own background and experiences, I felt very strongly that it was meant to be this way.” (Vivian, O. (2006). Abiding Faith In Coretta: The story of coretta scott king. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress. Pp. 56). On the numerous times that Martin was jailed, Coretta was by his side. No matter what the dilemma, she was always there. Coretta and Martin set out on this journey together and never looked …show more content…
No matter what the circumstance, God was going to guide them in the right direction and if it was His will for them to fall, so be it. They organized and participated in marches for equal rights, amongst other important causes. When Coretta wasn’t with Martin on his travels, she always wanted somebody to be with him. There was a period that she was very much afraid that the phone would ring or there would be a knock at the door in the middle of the night with bad news of Martin. In her typical fashion, she prayed about it and God told her that if it was meant to be, it would be. And with that Coretta went on about her life. She never let things get her down for very long. She honestly didn’t have the time for it, with raising four children and still being very active in the Civil Rights Movement. One night, Coretta’s fears came to fruition. The phone rang and the Rev. Jesse Jackson was on the other end. He told Coretta that Martin had been shot and that he did not know if he was deceased or not. She raced to the airport to catch a flight to Memphis. Although she was en route, Martin had died in the hospital. Coretta always knew that this was an inevitable part of their journey together, but that it happened too soon. There was so much more to accomplish and without Martin, she wasn’t sure if the Civil Rights Movement could …show more content…
She knew that her purpose was to carry on Martin’s work and be active in the movement. She was still the encouraging and optimistic person that she had been in grade school. Those close to her said that she made it through that first year because of God and her strong will to survive and serve. Although she wanted to continue Martin’s work, her children were still her main focus. She chose her activities wisely but the ones that she did choose she gave her all. Also in that first year on her own, she received an honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from Boston University, was the first woman to ever speak at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and received the first ever Frances Blanshard Fellowship Award from Yale University. Coretta followed in Martin’s footsteps to a degree and was arrested several times for marching and protesting.
Coretta did was she thought to be her life’s work and did it 110% every time. She established the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change. She never gave up on their dream that they set out so long ago to accomplish. The adversity that the King’s faced throughout their lives was insurmountable, yet she continued on. She continued to give speeches and make appearances up until her death. She suffered a stroke in 2005 and thought to be recovering at home. She died in a Mexican rehabilitation center on January 30, 2006 from

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