Coretta Scott King (History Maker Bios) by Laura Hamilton Waxman

By Laura Hamilton Waxman

Query: Who used to be referred to as the 1st girl of the U.S. civil rights circulation? solution: Coretta Scott King. She helped her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., struggle for equivalent rights for African americans within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. After his dying, she persevered to talk out for peace and equality for every person.

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Coretta gave talks about Martin’s ideas. She asked people to help pay for the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. 37 At the same time, Coretta went to many more protests in Martin’s honor. She also fought for women to be treated equally to men. She spoke out for peace and ending war. And she worked to help poor people find good jobs with fair pay. By 1981, Coretta had helped to raise millions of dollars for the new King Center. It opened that year in Atlanta. Coretta led the center as its president.

39; National Archives, p. 40; © David Turnley/CORBIS, p. 41; © Mannie Garcia/ZUMA Press, p. 42; © AP Photo/John Bazemore, p. 45. S. civil rights movement? Answer: Coretta Scott King. , fight for equal rights for African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s. After his death, she continued to speak out for peace and equality for all people. ENJOY ALL OF THE HISTORY MAKER BIOS! Frederick Douglass George C. Marshall George Eastman George S. Patton Jr. George Washington George Washington Carver Geronimo Harriet Tubman Henry Ford Jane Goodall Jimmy Carter John Adams John Deere John F.

New York: Dial, 2004. This picture book tells the story of the fight to end segregation in the South from the point of view of a girl in 1960. org/autodoc/page/kin1int-1 This website features an interesting interview with Coretta about her life and her beliefs. org Visit this website to learn more about the center that Coretta created in memory of her husband. Martin Luther King Jr. net/mlk Learn about the holiday that honors Coretta’s husband. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Applebome, Peter. “Coretta Scott King, 78, Widow of Dr.

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