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Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. After her husband’s assassination, she took on a leadership role in the struggle for racial equality and also became active in the Women’s Movement and the LGBT rights movement.
She married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1953, and the couple had four children together, Bernice, Yolanda, Dexter and Martin III.
How did Coretta Scott King die?
Coretta Scott King's death was caused by ovarian cancer.
|Cause of death||Ovarian Cancer|
|Age of death||78 years|
|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Birthday||April 27, 1927|
|Death date||January 30, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Just be what you are. And I try to be my best self and be what I am and knowing what I am and be satisfied with that. And if people don’t know it, maybe they’ll eventually know it.Coretta Scott King
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.Coretta Scott King
What most did not understand then was that I was not only married to the man I loved, but I was also married to the movement that I loved.Coretta Scott King
My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.Coretta Scott King
The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense.Coretta Scott King