Scott king

Sort By:
Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Decent Essays

    Coretta Scott King

    • 637 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Coretta Scott King      Coretta Scott King was born on April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, Alabama. Heiberger was a small segregated town. Coretta’s parents were Obadiah and Bernice Scott. She has an older sister named Edythe and a younger brother, Obie. Coretta was named after her grandmother Cora Scott. Her family was hard working and devoted Christians. Coretta had a strong temper, feared no one and stood up for herself.      Coretta, Edythe and Obie had to walk three miles to an all-black school

    • 637 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Coretta Scott King Essay

    • 870 Words
    • 4 Pages

    of the problem”(A Quote by Coretta Scott King) Coretta Scott King devoted her life to positive change and was never content to stay silent when she saw injustice. Coretta Scott King was an amazing African-American woman who persevered through many struggles to play a big role in the Civil Rights Movement and carry on her husband's legacy. Biographical Information Coretta Scott KIng was born April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, AL. Her parents Obadiah and Bernice Scott, were farmers and had owned land since

    • 870 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Coretta Scott King, an African American civil rights advocate, was born on April 27th, 1927 in Perry County, Alabama. At a very young age, life for Coretta and her family was very difficult being that her family was more successful than blacks in their area. Her father, Obadiah Scott, was the first African American man to own a truck in this particular area which caused more hatred against their family. Perry County was a very cruel place, Thanksgiving night in 1942 their house was burned to the

    • 1137 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Better Essays

    Coretta Scott King Essay

    • 1748 Words
    • 7 Pages
    • 8 Works Cited

    Throughout history many movements have tended to have a founding father and mother. Coretta Scott King portrayed this mother in the American Civil Rights Movement. She embodied all that a woman could want to be as she stood up for her rights and the rights of others. This is what has made her a household name throughout the world and an iconic figure for change. Along with her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta spent a majority of her life fighting for the equal treatment of her people in

    • 1748 Words
    • 7 Pages
    • 8 Works Cited
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    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

    • 1303 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Coretta Scott King is the wife of Martin Luther King but is known for so much more. Born in Alabama in 1927, Coretta was a sensitive child and was known for playing the violin and piano. She learned about discrimination early and always felt strongly about making the world a better place. Everyday on her 5 mile walk to school she would pass the railroad and see the privileged white kids on the train riding to their school where they would get a much better education. Though having a tough school

    • 320 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Decent Essays

    How many people know that Coretta Scott King fought for 15 years to have her husband's birthday a national holiday ("Coretta Scott King"). Coretta believed that people should have the same rights. So she took a stand and helped other people and other presents she was the first African-American woman to change the rules that black citizens should have the same rights as white citizens. Coretta is a Civil Rights Activist and a Woman’s Activist. Coretta is a Civil Rights Activist and a Woman’s Activist

    • 960 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Summary of the Text: The biography of “Coretta: The Story of Coretta Scott King,” was the first biography made depicting Coretta’s life, goals, and success. The book was written by a close friend of hers whose name is Octavia Vivian. The story tells how Coretta, as a young woman, had grown up in Alabama. She later went to Antioch College, and later found out that she, as a colored young woman, would not be allowed to teach, mix, or mingle with the whites in the state of Ohio. She later explored a

    • 1459 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Coretta Scott King Real American Hero A hero to me is somebody that helps people out when they are in trouble. A hero is somebody who gives people strength to go on from life’s difficulties. A hero is also Somebody who saves people's lives when they hit rock bottom. A hero is somebody who will put food on the table, somebody who works hard to pay bills make everybody happy. I also think a hero can be someone who gave up his or her life so another could live. Somebody that helps their kids to become

    • 969 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Parks, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King paved the way for every ethnicity to come together on equal terms. In today’s society although prejudice still lingers on different views, the leaders from the past have made a huge difference in welcoming equality. The leader that will be discussed within this paper has done many things to obtain her position as an African American leader and support system. Coretta Scott King; the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King was a very courageous woman who stood by

    • 951 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
Previous
Page12345678950