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Coretta Scott King
By: Chris O.
Indiana, Grade 3



Did you know that Martin Luther King wasn’t the only one who was involved in civil rights? There was also a woman in civil rights with him, his wife, Coretta Scott King. Coretta Scott King likes to sing. She was born in Marion, Alabama on April 27, 1927 and she is still alive. She grew up as the second of 3 children. Coretta got married to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She received a good education at Antioch College on singing and music. She lived in Montgomery, Alabama and had 4 children. She worked for the M. L. K. Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia. She also was a freedom fighter.
Coretta continued to be a human rights leader. What motivated her to continue her work in civil rights was her husband, Martin, and his work. She did what she did because her work was not complete. She had over 200 speeches.
I think that Coretta Scott King is an outstanding woman because she is just like Martin Luther King Jr. who did such good things all over the world. She taught me the lesson that black women in the past needed freedom too. Something that she said is “ I was, and still am convinced, that the women of the world united without any regard for national or racial dimensions, can become a most powerful force for international peace and brotherhood. “




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