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Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. After her husband’s assassination, she took on a leadership role in the struggle for racial equality and also became active in the Women’s Movement and the LGBT rights movement.
She married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1953, and the couple had four children together, Bernice, Yolanda, Dexter and Martin III.
How did Coretta Scott King die?
|Cause of death||Ovarian Cancer|
|Age of death||78 years|
|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Birthday||April 27, 1927|
|Death date||January 30, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.Coretta Scott King
What most did not understand then was that I was not only married to the man I loved, but I was also married to the movement that I loved.Coretta Scott King
You have to have people who prick the consciences of the nation.Coretta Scott King
As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses… An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.Coretta Scott King
Something is wrong that we have to feed so many. Why should there be poverty with all of our science and technology? There is no deficit in human resources – it is a deficit in human will.Coretta Scott King