The Contribution Of Coretta Scott King

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Take a second to reflect on who you consider an inspiration or hero. Is it someone who is nationally known or is it someone in your personal life? An individual who is truly known for her determination and strength is Coretta Scott King. Coretta was born April 27th, 1927 in Marion, Alabama by her two parents Obadiah and Bernice Scott. She grew up on her parents farm where she hoed and picked cotton for her family to obtain money. As a young child she had a growing interest in singing and music specifically with the violin. She attended Lincoln High School in Alabama and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1945. (). After she graduated high school she immediately began her successful journey by continuing her education at Antioch…show more content…
During the time period of the 1950’s, it was considered normal for a woman to stay home when there were children involved. However, nothing could stop Coretta in the end as she accepted roles of being a mother and a wife, but did not stop against advice to end her activism. She did acknowledge a role in being a wife in which she sometimes stood in the shadow of her husband supporting him in everything he was conquering, but she did not stop there. During the 50’s and 60’s Coretta worked right along side of King with his monumental actions. For example, she took part in the Montgomery bus boycott, helped lead with him the Civil Rights Movement, was by his side as he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, marched town to town next to King for the sake of voting right laws. Coretta even went to the extent of traveling to Ghana with King due to the marking of the nation 's independence and ventured to India on a pilgrimage all in support of her husband. Her dedication to her husband and motivation was represented just days after Martin 's death where Coretta brought her children with her while she lead thousands of individuals in a march to honor her husband. While supporting King, Coretta also lead her own path by being heavily involved in the work of passing the civil rights Act which occurred in 1964. Remarkably, even during her involvement in Civil Rights, she continued her pursuit to advocate for
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