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Coretta Scott King: A Biography Laura T. Mccarty

Coretta Scott King: A Biography

Laura T. Mccarty

Published March 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780313349812
Hardcover
160 pages
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Coretta Scott was committed to social justice long before she met and married Martin Luther King, Jr. She shared in all the dangers that Kings prominence in the civil rights movement brought, and she saw herself as full partner in the movement. YetMoreCoretta Scott was committed to social justice long before she met and married Martin Luther King, Jr. She shared in all the dangers that Kings prominence in the civil rights movement brought, and she saw herself as full partner in the movement. Yet she generally remained in the background, supporting Kings work and caring for their children, until his assassination transformed her into a movement leader in her own right: founder of the King Center, leader of a mass demonstration for a renewed national commitment to nonviolent social change, force behind the establishment of the national holiday bearing her husbands name. This book follows the trajectory of Coretta Scott Kings tumultuous life at the heart of the most important American social movement of the 20th century.Coretta Scott was committed to social justice long before she met and married Martin Luther King, Jr. She shared in all the dangers that Kings prominence in the civil rights movement brought, and she saw herself as full partner in the movement. Yet she generally remained in the background, supporting Kings work and caring for their children, until his assassination transformed her into a movement leader in her own right: founder of the King Center, leader of a mass demonstration for a renewed national commitment to nonviolent social change, force behind the establishment of the national holiday bearing her husbands name. This book follows the trajectory of Coretta Scott Kings tumultuous life at the heart of the most important American social movement of the 20th century.