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    Coretta Scott King a Hero 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.…

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    Freedom Essay Coretta Scott King, wife of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, once stated, “Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” Evidence clearly supports Mrs. King’s contention that freedom is a constant struggle. Wars, conflicts, and struggles throughout history and some that continue today provide the best examples. The Civil Rights Movement in the United States, World War II, and the Cold War provide the strongest evidence that…

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    One of the biggest book awards to receive is the Coretta Scott King Award. The Coretta Scott King Book Award is given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and…

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    Coretta Scott King is mostly known through out people’s minds as Martin Luther King’s wife. She was seen marching alongside Martin during his fights for equality, and knew that he was very much in love with her. However, she also was a very determined Civil Rights leader by her own right. It was her who continue the Civil Rights Movement after her husband’s assassination, and her who continued to fight for her own causes. These causes included equality for all, regardless of race, gender, or…

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    The Queen of the Civil Rights Movement Coretta Scott King was more than just a black female civil rights activist. Coretta was a person that never gave up. Coretta was always right beside her husband Martin Luther King jr. She went from sitting in the evening mass to the mass movements in the Selma streets. Compared to the quiet and timid lives that African American women lived in the mid 1900’s, Coretta definitely made sure she stood out. Coretta had a constant support group making sure she…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Essay "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." — Martin Luther King, Jr. / "I Have A Dream" speech, August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia and he was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee the day after his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” speech and was shot on his balcony. His parents…

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    works are; Coming home soon wrote by Jacqueline Woodson, a story about a young girl and her grandmother that are separated from mama when she moves north to work during WWII (Tyson, 2009), My Best friend by Mary Ann Rodman which is a story about a young girl who tries hard to make friends with an older girl at the swimming pool (Tyson, 2009), and The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis this is a story about a boy that loves to play violin but his father is the coach of an all negro baseball…

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    The Breathtaking Brown Girl Dreaming Initially when I began Jacqueline Woodson 's Brown Girl Dreaming I wasn 't convinced her choice of writing style was for me. I didn 't fully grasp how an autobiography could be written in verse and still flow like a narrative. However, Woodson laid to rest any concerns or doubts I may have had prior to starting this delightful novel. I have never been one to avidly seek out memoirs; I get bored with them after only just beginning them. Brown Girl Dreaming is…

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    Biographical Criticism, shows how, a reader, relates his or her possible favorite author’s past, in order to relate it on how that author writes their story, and how the simplest pieces of texts relates towards their past. Walter Dean Myers was a famous author in his times, some of his well known books/poems included, Monsters, Fallen Angels, Slam!, Hoops, Bad Boy: A memoir, Harlem, Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices and etc. As he was young his mother had died when he was the age of 2, which…

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    chosen sister, Maya Angelou, who makes me laugh even when I don't want to” (Angelou). This was a statement made by King, which showcased just how close Angelou and King’s relationship was. Unfortunately, King passed away later and on the 7th of February in 2006, infamous writer Maya Angelou delivered an oration in occasion of Coretta Scott King’s funeral. It was an unusual speech delivered because it departed from other typical funeral orations. Not only did the speech commemorate King and her…

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