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Coretta Scott King's Abandoned Musical Dreams Essays

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Most people would probably be surprised if I said Coretta grew up wanting to make music, and how she didn’t stick with the major she had planned for. Growing up, Coretta took parts in music recitals at her high school. After she graduated she studied music at Antoich College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She received a B.A. in music and education. After Coretta earned a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, She had set her mind to becoming a professional singer. While she was in Boston Coretta met Martin Luther King Jr. He was a graduate student in theology at Boston University. The two of them got married on June 18th, 1953. After they got married, Martin moved to Montgomery, Alabama taking Coretta with him. Once…show more content…
King’s assassination caused riots and protests in more than 100 cities across the country! Including the march of 50,000 people in Memphis, lead by Coretta. She continued to help lead the Civil Rights Movement. Coretta founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent social change. In 1995 Coretta passed the Center over to her son Dexter. Coretta wrote articles on social issues and published a broadcasted column, and was also a regular commentator on CNN. Some people might be thinking how did Martin Luther King Jr day come into existence? Well Coretta fought hard for fifteen years to get a holiday dedicated to him. Ronald Reagan finally signed the bill in 1983, creating the U.S. holiday we call Martin Luther King Jr Day. Coretta wrote books about her husband, her son Dexter helped edit her stories. They edited The MLK Jr. Companion: Quotations from the speeches, essays, and books of MLK Jr. Coretta passed away on January 30, 2006 in the Playas de Rosarito hospital in Mexico. She died at the age of 78. Coretta had suffered a heart attack and stroke in August 2005. Thankfully she lived through the heart attack and stroke, but less than a year later sadly died on 1/30/06. All of Martin and Coretta’s children grew up to be very successful. Yolanda grew up to be an Actress, Martin Luther King III is the
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