Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King

Born: April 27, 1927

Died: January 30, 2006

Nationality: American

Occupation: Activist, author

Biography: Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Source/Notes: Statement soon after her husband's slaying, as quoted in CNN obituary (January 31, 2006)

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