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Today is the 93rd birthday of Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

For 30 years she was my mentor and friend. She honored me by allowing me to write her memoirs: My Life, My Love, My Legacy. I pray that one day we will honor and celebrate her birthday. Here was a woman who spent 15 years of her life to help make her husband, one of the greatest martyrs of our generation a holiday and after his birthday served this country for more than three decades as an activist and political voice for good. Here are at least three aspects you should know about her.

Coretta Scott King and her family,

1) In 1974, voted one of the worlds most influential women.
2) Served a short stint in the UNITED NATIONS—WHERE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ELEANOR
ROOSEVELT—SHE WORKED TO ENSURE THAT WOMEN’S RIGHTS WERE HUMAN RIGHTS.
3) SHE CO-FOUNDED AND BUILT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT SOCIAL
CHANGE IN ATLANTA TO INSTITUTIONALIZE HER HUSBANDS LEGACY.
4) ALONG WITH DADDY KING HELPED ORGANIZED THE COALITION TO ELECT JIMMY CARTER
PRESIDENT AND SERVED ON A COMMISSION TO HELP PICK FEDERAL JUDGES
5) AT THE KING CENTER TAUGHT THOUSANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS AND GANG
LEADERS THE PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE.
6) SHE WAS ARRESTED PROTESTING AGAINST APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA AND SHE TRAINED TEAMS OF WORKERS HOW TO CONDUCT AN ELECTION WITHOUT VIOLENCE WHICH HELPED BRING NELSON MANDELA TO POWER.
7) SHE WROTE A NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMN SUPPORTING MANY OF THE PROGRESSIVE CAUSES FROM PEACE IN VIETNAM, GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, GAY RIGHTS AND PRISON REFORM.
8) REARED HER FOUR CHILDREN TO FEEL SAFE AND SECURE IN AN ENVIRONMENT RIFE WITH CHURCH BURNINGS, ASSASSINATIONS AND HATE SPEECH.
9) THE FIRST WOMAN TO PREACH AT ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON.
10) Spearheaded the movement to create the Dr. King birthday holiday.

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy: The Memoirs of Coretta Scott King

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Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. While enrolled as one of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, she became politically and socially active and committed to the peace movement. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, determined to pursue her own career as a concert singer, she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs as well as shared racial and economic justice goals, she married Dr. King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, and so much more.
As a widow and single mother of four, she worked tirelessly to found and develop The King Center as a citadel for world peace, lobbied for fifteen years for the US national holiday in honor of her husband, championed for women’s, workers’ and gay rights and was a powerful international voice for nonviolence, freedom and human dignity.

Coretta’s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful every day of her life.

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