Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ATLANTApix: Happy Birthday, Coretta!

Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott was born on April 27, 1927, and became Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and imminent activist, on June 18, 1953, when she married Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

After Martin Luther's assination in 1968, Coretta continued her husband's message and dream, commiting a significant amount of time to establishing and sustaining the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, or the King Center

Coretta passed away, after a long and distinguished life, in 2006. She was laid to rest next to her husband at the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

I had the honor of seeing Coretta in the 1990s at Atlanta's Fox Theatre one evening for a program featuring poet Maya Angelou.

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