In this first biography of Coretta Scott King by her friend Octavia Vivian, the reader meets a determined young girl who grew up in Alabama and worked her way through Antioch College only to discover that she was not allowerd to teach in the white schools in Ohio. She pursued a musical career in Boston where she met Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 brought Dr. King and his wife into national prominence. Since then the nation has seen the beauty and composure of Coretta Scott King when her husband was stabbed by a deranged woman, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize, when he was assassinated, and as she continued to speak and act on behalf of civil rights throughout the nation.
First published in 1970 by Fortress Press, this commemorative edition has been thoroughly updated and is full of warmth and human interest, telling the story of Coretta Scott King from her childhood to her death in 2006.
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