Coretta King Journey to freedom

Coretta S. King

Coretta's was born on April 27 1927 and her childhood was bad.Her childhood days were just like work on the farm and then school.She had 2 siblings a sister named Edythe and a brother named Obie. They lived in a two room house that had a kitchen a bedroom and two more rooms.The floors were bare wood and the paper peels of the walls.All day they worked like choping wood for neighbors, cutting hair, and tending to the family farm.One day her mother sent her and her sister to a new school called Lincoln School.For the first few days they were the only African Americans there but then her mother got all the kids from there old school.

Coretta and her family in a photo.

After school she studied in music and all her teachers said she has a beautiful voice.One day she met Martin L. King JR and had a lunch date. They finally got together but did not married yet.In 1953 they got married at Marion Alabama.A bit later Martin accepted a job as minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.There he gave many speeches and helped people a lot.Her and Martin were a good team together.

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church is were Martin worked.

One day in 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man. Coretta and Martin led a bus boycott. A lot of people stopped riding the bus after that. Finally the U.S. Supreme Court says that segregated buses are illegal in the United States of America.

In 1968 Martin was assassinated but that did not stop her she still continued his work. She began a fun raiser to establish the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

This is the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

The Statement

She once said: ''There is no problem we can't if we can corral our resources behind it. That means people, that means money, that means the good will and cooperation of a large segment of the people.''

In 1970 the first Coretta Scott King award was presented.In 1985 Coretta and 2 of her children Bernice and Martin the third were arrested during a protest. After that Martin's birthday became a national holiday. Then Dexter King became the new president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

This is to me but I think the theme that she taught me was that no matter the race we are all humans and should be kind to each other and I think she influenced others by giving speeches about African American rights.

This is the Coretta Scott King award.
Coretta Scott King's funeral.
In memory of Coretta and Martin these are some pictures of the civil rights movement.

Klingel, Cynthia. Coretta Scott King. Washington, D.C.: Child's World, 1999. Print.

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