Coretta Scott King Research Paper
Heroes can be little people too. Martin Luther King was a man who wanted civil rights for blacks, well what about his wife Coretta Scott King? Coretta Scott King was the wife to the nation’s most resembles man, and a woman who moved mountains to make his name a holiday and build a center in his name, Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader.
Born in Marion, Alabama, she graduated in 1945 and received a scholarship to Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio where she gets a B.A. Then she goes to Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, where she studies performing music. As an undergraduate she took an active interest in the nascent Civil Rights Movement, joined the Antioch chapter of the NAACP, and the college's Race Relations and Civil Liberties Committees. …show more content…
They were married in 1953, and then moved to Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. King's support of nonviolent civil discussion soon made him the most familiar face of the Civil Rights Movement, with Mrs. King at his side, they inspired, blacks and whites, to defy the segregation laws. White supremacists bombed their home in Montgomery. Mrs. King and their first child narrowly escaped injury. They had four children in all: Yolanda Denise; Martin Luther, III; Dexter Scott; and Bernice Albertine.
The demands of raising a family had caused Mrs. King to retire from singing, but she found other ways to put her musical background to services a cause, Freedom Concerts, combining poetry, narration and music to tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement. She staged Freedom Concerts in some of America's most famous concert, as fundraisers for the organization her husband had founded, the Southern Christian Leadership